Press Release Courtesy of America’s Credit Unions

Las Vegas (March 27, 2024) – Chartway Credit Union was among 168 credit unions nationwide named winners of prestigious Diamond Awards, the Marketing & Business Development Council’s annual marketing excellence competition.

Chartway received the following recognition: a Category’s Best Diamond Award in the category of Public Relations for a 2023 pediatric cancer awareness public relations campaign launched by our charitable arm, the Chartway Promise Foundation, which created awareness and provided support to medically fragile children and their families through fundraising and events; a Diamond Award in Public Relations for Chartway branded research that examined financial trends in a national research study; and a Diamond Award in the category of Annual Reports for the credit union’s 2022 Annual Report.

The Marketing & Business Development Council of America’s Credit Unions also announced the list of winners for its annual Diamond Awards, which recognize the best marketing campaigns in the credit union industry from the past year. Credit unions, advertising agencies, and associations submitted 1,451 submissions for the prestigious awards. One hundred sixty-eight organizations from 44 states and the District of Columbia were selected as winners.

“Not only are we very proud of the work we do at Chartway Credit Union to lift up the members and communities we serve, but we are also proud of our marketing and communications team and external partners for always rising to the occasion to shine a light on it,” said Brian Schools, president & CEO of Chartway. “Being recognized by the Marketing & Business Development Council with these prestigious, national industry awards further reinforces we are living our purpose of unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive.”

"We are absolutely delighted to honor Chartway Credit Union and the other 167 winners with this level of recognition," said Lesli Bishop, Diamond Awards chair and Chief Marketing Officer at Family Savings Credit Union in Gadsden, Ala. "It's evident that these credit unions not only embody the spirit of the credit union movement but also propel it forward with their innovative approaches."

This year's Diamond Awards marked a milestone, celebrating 30 years of excellence in credit union marketing and setting a new record with over 350 awards distributed – underscoring the exceptional quality of marketing work produced by credit unions nationwide.

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About America’s Credit Unions

America’s Credit Unions is the unified voice for not-for-profit credit unions and their more than 140 million members nationwide. America’s Credit Unions provides strong advocacy, resources and services to protect, empower and advance credit unions and the people and communities they serve. For more information about America’s Credit Union, visit

About Councils

Councils is a member-led, collaborative community of credit union leaders providing vibrant peer interaction, new ideas and innovation to foster professional development for executives while advocating for the overall success of the credit union movement. There are eight Councils with a network of more than 8,500 credit union professionals. For more information, visit

About Chartway

Since 1959, Chartway has been unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Member-owned and values-driven, our $2.9 billion credit union proudly serves more than 230,000 members with branches in Utah, Texas, and Virginia. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions, included on American Banker’s Top Credit Union to Work For list, and received numerous other top workplace and best credit union accolades. Reflecting a bright way forward, our charitable arm – the Chartway Promise Foundation – has granted nearly $15 million to provide medically fragile children and their families memorable experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles. For information on our vibrant organization, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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