Our Team

Nuvyn Peters

CEO, Community and Retail Banking,
ESG Financial Corp.

Nuvyn served as vice-president of Development and Alumni Engagement at the University of Calgary from 2014 to 2021, leading the university’s historic $1.3-billion Energize campaign. Under her leadership, the campaign has exceeded $1 billion, and the university was recently included as one of only two post-secondary institutions in the Globe and Mail’s list of the top 25 fundraising institutions in Canada. Peters first earned her reputation as a philanthropic leader as Development Director of the Tahirih Justice Center in Washington, D.C. where she advocated for the rights of vulnerable women and girls. Through subsequent leadership positions, Nuvyn continues to be an influential leader in the philanthropic community, working with donors and organizations throughout North America.  Other past roles include associate vice-president of Development and Campaign Operations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she managed all aspects of that university’s $1.5-billion campaign, including fundraising, board engagement, committees, communications, data and analytics. Peters is a passionate community leader and has provided conflict resolution and negotiation seminars for the United Nations in New York; designed choreography for a local dance company; and volunteered as an inner-city piano teacher. In 2018, Peters was recognized for her role as an engaging community leader and innovator, and was honoured as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.  She has also been named one of Canada’s top newsmakers of the week by Maclean’s magazine. Peters holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Arts in conflict resolution from Landegg International University in Switzerland.