Virginia Beach, VA (March 31, 2022) – On March 29, 2022, Chartway held its 63rd Annual Meeting and elected by acclamation the following individuals to the board of directors:
Nancy W. McMahon, Incumbent
McMahon has been a member of the board since 2017 and has served on several Chartway committees, including the legislative/regulatory & advocacy and supervisory committees. She’s also a Chartway Promise Foundation board of trustee and volunteers on the grassroots committee for the Virginia Credit Union League. McMahon worked in human resources for the federal government for 38 years, serving several federal agencies, including the Department of Defense and the Department of the Navy. Currently, she works part-time as a human resources consultant. McMahon holds a bachelor of arts degree in human resources administration from St. Leo University and has completed graduate work in public administration at Old Dominion University.
Robert O. Holmes, Incumbent
Holmes became a member in 1965, a credit union volunteer in 1998, and a member of the board in 2006. He served as board chair from 2016 to 2019. During his tenure, Holmes has contributed to numerous Chartway committees and currently serves as board treasurer. Holmes is a Vietnam-era veteran and retired commander with 35 years in Naval Reserves. He also served 8,500 employees at Norfolk Naval Shipyard as the civilian personnel director before retiring in 2004 after 41 years of federal service. Holmes earned a master of science in personnel management from George Washington University.
Ronald V. 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 is also a member of Chartway’s ALM committee and an internet technology expert and an internet technology expert with more than 25 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.
Jared B. Perry, Incumbent
Perry has been a member of the board since 2017 and a long-time partner of Chartway’s charitable arm, the Chartway Promise Foundation. He’s also served on the credit union’s legislative/regulatory & advocacy committee and currently serves as chair of the strategic planning committee. Perry worked in the U.S. Senate as a legislative correspondent for Senator Orrin Hatch, then senior advisor for Senator Bob Bennett, and later as the executive director for the University of Utah’s Hospital Foundation. Currently, Perry helps bring hope, strength, and joy to children battling life-threatening medical conditions as the CEO of Make- A-Wish Utah. Perry holds a bachelor of arts degree in business management and a master of public administration degree – both from the University of Utah.
Lara A. Shields, Incumbent
A member for more than 20 years, Shields became an associate director in February 2021 and joined Chartway’s board in November 2021. Additionally, Shields serves on Chartway’s strategic planning committee and is the owner/executive director of Kids Park Child Development Centers located in Tooele County, Utah – a family-owned business serving 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.
During the Annual Meeting, Brian Schools, Chartway’s president & CEO, reflected on Chartway’s commitment to its members, communities, and team. “The last two years have been unlike any other,” he said. “While the pandemic continued to challenge us in ways no one could anticipate, we listened to what’s important to our members with every call, branch visit, email, and video chat. We’re grateful for their loyalty and trust and committed to being a beacon of light that showcases what’s good because it’s who we are.”
One of the many exciting achievements of 2021 was collectively developing our new Purpose and Values, which showed a bright way forward for Chartway. “We knew it was time to update our brand to reflect our personality – one that celebrates our commitment to being inclusive, optimistic, passionate, and empowering. One that says, you belong here,” Schools shared.
Throughout 2022, members will continue to see this modern, approachable, and vibrant new brand emerge with the new logo, opportunities to come together to create vibrant communities, and a renewed commitment to helping members thrive financially.
Additionally, Chartway was recognized with several Top Workplace and Best Credit Union awards in 2021. They were named a “Top Workplaces USA” by Energage, a “Top Workplace in Hampton Roads” by Inside Business, and a “Top Workplace in Utah” by the Salt Lake Tribune.
The credit union also raised more than $700,000 to provide financial support to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges through its charitable arm, the Chartway Promise Foundation, awarded eight $3,000 scholarships to student members attending college, selected ten college students for a paid summer internship program, and hosted numerous collection drives to support needs in the communities Chartway serves.
Following the Annual Meeting, the board recognized CAPT George E. Sauer III, USN (Ret.) for his leadership as chair since 2019 and held its annual organizational meeting. During this time, the following slate of officers were established:
Nancy W. McMahon, chair
CAPT George E. Sauer III, USN (Ret.), 1st vice chair
Melinda M. Barbish, 2nd vice chair
CAPT Wayne E. Foshay, Sr., USN, secretary
Robert O. Holmes, treasurer
Ronald V. da Silva
E. L. “Lou” Gull, Jr.
Jared B. Perry
Lara A. Shields
Curtis A. Price, associate director
Steven W. Warnecke, associate director
“I want to take this opportunity to tell you how honored I’ve been to serve our members as board chair,” said CAPT George E. Sauer III, USN (Ret.). “While this was my final year serving as chair, I look forward to continuing to serve on the board and to the bright future we’ll create together.”
The credit union looks forward to continuing its strong tradition of leadership with Nancy McMahon serving as chair. “I’m deeply honored to be elected as the new board chair and grateful to George for his service as chair since 2019. As a result of his distinguished leadership and the contributions of our entire board, leadership, and team members, Chartway is a vibrant and thriving organization – I look forward to building on this strong foundation.”
Chartway also recently welcomed two new members to its associate director development program, designed to provide prepared board succession candidates to ensure board continuity: Curtis Price and Steve Warnecke.
Chartway’s 2021 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 interactive report.
Chartway is proud to announce that on March 29, 2022, the credit union held its 63rd Annual Meeting. During this time, the following individuals were elected by acclamation to the board of directors: Nancy W. McMahon, Robert O. Holmes, Ronald V. da Silva, Jared B. Perry, and Lara A. Shields. Additionally, Chartway looks forward to continuing its strong tradition of leadership with Nancy McMahon selected as board chair.