Chartway Credit Union is pleased to announce the expansion of its executive team, welcoming its new chief legal officer, Melissa Stratton Moffa. 

Melissa most recently served as senior director, associate general counsel, and privacy officer for Pentagon Federal Credit Union and brings a wealth of experience and expertise in credit union legal matters to Chartway. Her extensive knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations, including consumer protection, privacy, and employment, will be crucial in expanding Chartway's footprint and safeguarding members' assets.

"We are thrilled to have Melissa on board. Her experience in mergers and acquisitions and her background working at a large credit union will be invaluable as we continue to grow and expand," said Brian Schools, Chartway Credit Union president & CEO. "We're committed to empowering our members to achieve their financial goals and dreams, and I'm grateful to have in-house counsel to help us on that path."

"I am delighted to join a team building something quite special for its members, communities, and each other," said Melissa Stratton Moffa, Chartway Credit Union's chief legal officer. "I look forward to using my skills and experience to support Chartway's purpose of helping individuals and families thrive and to create positive and rewarding experiences for our members."

Melissa's prior experience also includes serving as counsel at Capital One, providing legal advice on various unclaimed property and escheat matters, and ensuring compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Before that, Melissa worked as an associate counsel for Gallup, Inc., negotiating commercial and government contracts.

Melissa holds a Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Business & Economics and Politics from Ursinus College. She is certified as a National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions Compliance Officer.

About Chartway

Since 1959, Chartway has been unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Member-owned and values-driven, our $2.7 billion credit union proudly serves more than 200,000 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 raised nearly $14 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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