CEO Success Stories

Virginia Beach, VA (September 17, 2015) – The Chartway Federal Credit Union Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Brian Schools as the company’s president and chief executive officer effective September 21, 2015. Chartway Federal Credit Union and its divisions of HeritageWest and SouthWest Community is a $2 billion organization headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA.

Schools was appointed to the position following more than 20 years of successful financial and business leadership experience at organizations including JP Morgan Chase, Capital One, and Crestar Financial (now SunTrust). Since that time, Schools has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Chartway family of credit unions, including vice president of lending, corporate strategy officer, corporate divisional president, and most recently as president.

“After joining our organization in 2008, Brian quickly became known as a highly capable leader who had the experience, the determination, and the drive to position our credit union for the opportunities and challenges ahead,” said chairman of the board Wayne Foshay. “From his dedicated efforts of putting our people first, to building the blueprint for improving our organization through a well-defined strategic plan and generating greater efficiencies by improving our operating platforms, Brian has excelled in every area. He is a proven and influential leader who is committed to excellence, and he appreciates the impact our organization can have on the lives of our members. For these reasons and many more, the Board has full confidence in Brian’s ability to successfully lead us into the future.”

Schools holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Virginia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

“It is an honor to have been selected as the President and CEO of this progressive credit union, Schools stated. “The organization has such a rich history of success and leadership; I am excited to continue my service to the credit union and its community of members. I am also fortunate to have the support of an outstanding team of employees and Board of Directors who share my vision to expand on the strong foundation that was built by Ron Burniske throughout his 31 years at Chartway.”

Schools selection follows the August 1, 2015 retirement of Ron Burniske, who served the credit union in that capacity for 31 years.

About the Chartway Federal Credit Union Family of Credit Unions

Chartway FCU, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been serving members and families since 1959, building a service network that includes more than 50 branches and a full slate of online, mobile, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit and mobile bill pay. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, the $2 billion credit union serves nearly 200,000 members. HeritageWest Credit Union and SouthWest Community Credit Union joined the Chartway family of credit unions in 2010. For more information, visit,, or


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