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Chartway Federal Credit Union Announces 2013-2014 Board of Directors

Feb 26, 2013 by Lewis Wood

Chartway Federal Credit Union Announces 2013-2014 Board of Directors 

Virginia Beach-based credit union hosts 54th Annual Meeting; Announces Slate of Officials
Feb. 26, 2013                                                                                                                                                                 
Heidi Worker
Office: (757) 552-1000, Ext. 43026
Mobile: (218) 280-3779

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Feb. 26, 2013)– On Thursday, February 21, 2013, Chartway Federal Credit Union held its 54th Annual Meeting at its Corporate Center in Virginia Beach, VA.  During this time, the following four individuals were elected to the Board of Directors:

Judy Sparrow

Judy Sparrow

Judith P. Sparrow (re-elected to serve 3-year term):
For the past 17 years, Judy Sparrow has been a Chartway volunteer – serving as Chairman for three years, as well as 1st and 2nd Vice Chair.  She has been on the Board since 2006. 

During that time, Sparrow has served on many committees including the Supervisory, ALM, Legislative/Regulatory & Advocacy, Human Resource, and Pension Investment.  She also participates in Chartway’s Volunteer Advanced Training and Leadership Programs.  In addition to her credit union duties, Sparrow is active with the American Cancer Foundation and the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.


Rober Holmes

Bob Holmes

Robert Holmes (re-elected to serve 3-year term):
Bob Holmes joined Chartway as member in 1965, has been a volunteer since 1998 and a member of Chartway’s Board since 2006.  During this time, he has contributed to the following committees: Human Resources, Asset/Liability Management, Directors Scholarship, Legislative/Regulatory & Advocacy, New Services, Technology, Nominating, Pension Investment and Elections. 

He has also participated in Chartway’s Volunteer Advanced Training Program.  Bob is a retired commander with 35 years in Naval Reserves and is a Vietnam-era veteran (U.S. Navy). Bob also served as a Personnel Director of Norfolk Naval Shipyard serving a population of 8500 employees after 41 years of Federal service where he retired in 2004.

Melvin Mizelle

Melvin Mizelle

Melvin Mizelle (re-elected to serve 3-year term):
2013 marks 30 years of volunteer service with Chartway, including a term as Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2001. During his time of service, he has served and chaired a number of committees, including the Asset/Liability Management Committee and Legislative/Regulatory Committee.  

Mizelle retired as Deputy Director of Human Resources Department at the Naval Aviation Depot in Norfolk, VA, after 37 years of continuous service.

Richard Ahlborn

Richard Ahlborn

Richard Ahlborn (newly elected to serve an unfulfilled 2-year term):
Richard Ahlborn joins the board for the first time this year but has dutifully volunteered on many committees, including New Service, Legislative, and Volunteer Advance Training, all of which have provided valuable perspective for the newly elected board member.

He was also the Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for 10 years. Ahlborn retired from the Naval Aviation Depot as a production superintendent and served as an election official in the state of Virginia for nine years.  

Following the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors met to hold an organizational meeting - during which time, the following slate of officials was established:

  • Wayne Foshay (Chairman of the Board)
  • Judy Sparrow (1st Vice Chairman)
  • Bob Holmes (2nd Vice Chairman)
  • Melvin Mizelle (Treasurer)
  • Lou Gull (Secretary)

Richard Ahlborn, Dallas England, Al Merritt and George Sauer will serve as Directors on the Board during the 2013 – 2014 term.

The newly-elected Chairman, Wayne Foshay – a retired Navy Captain - has been a volunteer since 2001 and a member of the Board since 2008. 

Additionally, he served as Chairman of the credit union’s CUSO Board of Directors from 2005 to 2009 and has commendably contributed to the success of the organization by enhancing the operations of its Volunteer Advanced Training Program. 

He has also provided leadership through his service on the Credit, Legislative/Regulatory & Advocacy, New Services & Technology and the Asset/Liability Management Committees. 

Thanks to the leadership of its Board of Directors, Chartway continues to be strongly positioned to provide time-saving benefits and the most competitive pricing available.

Wayne Foshay

Following Chartway Federal Credit Union’s 54th Annual Meeting, Wayne Foshay was selected to serve as Chairman of the Board. Wayne Foshay has contributed to the credit union as a volunteer since 2001.

About Chartway Federal Credit Union
Chartway FCU, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been serving members and families since 1959, building a service network that includes 64 branches in 10 states. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, the credit union’s reach extends through Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Utah.

HeritageWest Credit Union and SouthWest Community Credit Union joined the Chartway family in 2010. Utah Central became part of the organization in 2011.  The organization has assets of more than $1.8 billion, and serves nearly 200,000 members. For more information, visit; or follow at  


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