Virginia Beach, VA (February 4, 2021) – Chartway Federal Credit Union is proud to welcome Lara Shields and Ron da Silva to its associate director development program, designed to provide prepared board succession candidates to ensure board continuity.


A member for more than 20 years, Shields serves as the owner/executive director of Kids Park Child Development Centers located in Tooele County, Utah – a family-owned business that has served Tooele County since 1997. Shields leads a team of more than 100 staff and teachers who offer full-time programs for children ages six weeks to 12 years old in three locations.


da Silva is an internet technology expert with more than 25 years of experience. A Chartway member for more than 40 years, da Silva serves as the vice president of operations for Quantum Loophole where he leads the construction of master-planned, decarbonized cloud communities that are gigawatt scaled and environmentally progressive. A NACD Certified Board Governance Fellow, da Silva graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and english.


“We’re honored to welcome two long-time Chartway members and community leaders to our associate director development program,” said CAPT George E. Sauer III, USN (Ret.) – Chartway’s board chair. “At Chartway, our members, our communities, and our team are our top priority. It’s who we are. Their backgrounds, business experience, and perspectives position them well to help us make life more affordable while upholding our foundational responsibilities of People First and Financial Soundness.”

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