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Shane Canfield appointed CEO of WAEPA

Updated: 3 Feb 2020

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Shane Canfield as the new CEO for WAEPA. Shane’s extensive experience in non-profit organizations, product development, branding, insurance, and growing membership will benefit WAEPA’s existing members and provide a sound platform for membership and product growth. Board President George Godding shared that “WAEPA’s future is extremely bright and with Shane’s leadership, WAEPA members will enjoy new and exciting services and benefits.”

Mr. Canfield brings 20 years of experience in leading and managing associations. Most recently he served as the Executive Director for the Council on Employee Benefits where he led the organization’s 30% growth in membership. Mr. Canfield assumes his duties on March 14, 2016.


Founded in 1943, WAEPA serves the federal employee community by providing products and services that promote the health, welfare, and financial well-being of its civilian federal members. Today, WAEPA has over 42,000 members, providing over $9 billion in life insurance coverage. WAEPA also provides college scholarships and provides educational resources, including webinars on topics such as life insurance education, balancing the competing pressures of the sandwich generation, and kick-starting financial retirement planning.