September 29, 2017
Chad Graves, Ent’s senior vice president of operations and technology, will step in to the position of CEO on October 1, replacing Randy Bernstein who is retiring following a 20 year career with the credit union.
Graves has been implementing a succession strategy with Bernstein over the past several months to ensure a smooth transition for Ent’s employees and members.
A member of Ent’s leadership team since 2003, Graves has been instrumental in identifying, designing and implementing the emerging technologies that have helped Ent continue to better serve its member-owners. In recent years, Graves has played a key role in the design and execution of Ent’s growth strategy, identifying communities with high market opportunity for the credit union and selecting sites for new service center locations. In his prior role, Graves oversaw the credit union’s Operations, Information Technology, Strategy & Project Management, Marketing and Electronic Banking areas.
“I am honored and humbled to step into this role, serving Ent’s board of directors, members and employees. I am confident that Ent will continue to be a strong not-for-profit financial cooperative and exemplary community partner as we carry out our mission to improve our members’ financial lives,” said Graves.
Founded in 1957, Ent Credit Union is a different kind of financial institution, committed to improving members’ financial quality of life and returning value through better rates and lower fees. Colorado’s leading credit union, Ent has more than $5 billion in assets, more than 290,000 members and 28 convenient service center locations along the Front Range. As a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union, Ent’s membership is open to businesses and individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Pueblo and Teller counties, as well as select communities in Weld and Adams counties. Ent is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, federally insured by the NCUA.