On February 27, 2024, Chartway held its 65th Annual Meeting and elected by acclamation the following individuals to the board of directors:

Ron da Silva, Incumbent

da Silva has been a credit union member for more than 40 years. He became an associate director in February 2021 and joined Chartway’s board in November 2021. In addition to serving on the board, da Silva chairs the legislative/regulatory & advocacy committee and serves on the executive compensation and governance, ethics & policy committees. da Silva is an internet technology expert with more than 30 years of experience and CEO/Founder of Network Technologies Global, providing advice in broadband, technology, and internet governance. da Silva graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and English.

Curtis Price, Incumbent

Price joined the Chartway board as an associate director in November 2022 and was appointed to the board in January 2023. Price continues to serve as a member of the asset/liability & management committee and the volunteer recruitment & development committee. Price is an experienced accountant and financial analyst working for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command – Mid-Atlantic. Before working for the Department of the Navy, he served as an auditor of public accounts for the State of Virginia and as an accountant for both CraneMasters and WellsColeman. Price holds a BSBA in accounting from Longwood University and an MBA from Liberty University.

Lara Shields, Incumbent

Shields, with over 20 years as a credit union member, assumed the position of associate director in February 2021 and subsequently advanced to the Chartway board in November 2021. Shields chairs Chartway’s loan review and serves on the legislative/regulatory & advocacy committee, volunteer recruitment & development committee, and the Chartway Promise Foundation Board of Directors. Shields serves as the founder and owner of Behave Educate Engage Kids - a venture dedicated to transforming the landscape of behavioral therapy for children with special needs. Shields is a recent Goldman Sachs Small Business Degree program graduate, leveraging business best practices to enhance her ventures further.

During the Annual Meeting, Brian Schools, Chartway’s president & CEO, reflected on Chartway’s commitment to helping members unlock their potential so they can thrive, “We know it has been a volatile year for our economy and, in turn, our members. We have seen the challenges they have faced and learned from their feedback; our teams are continually searching for new ways to help our members thrive because of our ability to adapt and grow.”

In 2024, Chartway welcomes innovative technology through Chartway Ventures to improve the member experience. We are also reaching even more members through our multicultural journey because of our new Juntos Avanzamos designation. Additionally, we are proud of our commitment to the Chartway Promise Foundation which granted more than $1M to charitable partners in 2023 to make dreams and wishes come true for medically fragile children and their families.

Following the Annual Meeting, the board held its annual organizational meeting. During this time, the following slate of officers was established:

  • Nancy McMahon – Chair

  • Melinda Barbish – 1st Vice Chair

  • Jared Perry – 2nd Vice Chair

  • Wayne Foshay, Sr. – Secretary

  • Robert Holmes – Treasurer 

  • Ron da Silva – Director

  • Curtis Price – Director

  • Lara Shields – Director

  • Steve Warnecke – Director

Chartway’s 2023 Annual Report, which highlights the ways the credit union served its members, communities, and team, may be viewed on its website. Click here to access the 2023 Annual Report.

Learn more about Chartway Credit Union at www.Chartway.com.

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 www.Chartway.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.