Ent Federal Credit Union’s new CEO takes the helm October 3

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (September 16, 2014) — Ent Federal Credit Union’s current president, Randy Bernstein, will step in to the position of president and CEO on October 3, replacing Charles Emmer who is retiring after leading the organization for 18 years.

Chosen unanimously by Ent’s board of directors, Bernstein has been implementing a succession strategy with Emmer for the past several months to ensure a smooth transition for Ent’s members and employees.

“With Randy’s dedication to serving Ent’s member-owners, we look forward to his leadership in the years ahead,” said Tim Rickert, chairman of Ent’s board of directors.

For nearly two decades, Bernstein and Emmer have worked together to lead Ent – guiding the credit union through several economic downturns, while delivering unprecedented growth in assets and membership. During their tenure together, Ent’s assets grew from $1.04 billion to more than $4.0 billion, as membership increased from 151,710 to more than 234,000.

Since joining Ent as a member of the executive leadership team in 1997, Bernstein has led most of Ent’s operating divisions, serving initially as vice president of operations then executive vice president and chief operating officer, before being named president in 2011.

“Randy’s depth of experience in the credit union industry – spanning operations, information technology and member service – makes him invaluable,” Emmer said. “I have the utmost confidence that Randy will lead Ent into the future with great success.”

Prior to joining Ent, Bernstein was executive vice president for a credit union consulting firm in Texas and senior vice president of operations at a credit union in New York. Bernstein is a graduate of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute and Leadership Pikes Peak programs and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from York College – City University of New York.

“I am honored to step into this role, serving Ent’s board of directors and our membership. I am confident that Ent will continue to be a solid financial organization and an exemplary community partner as we carry out our mission to provide the products, services, financial education and advice our members need to enhance their quality of life,” Bernstein said.

About Ent
Ent Federal Credit Union, established in 1957, is the leading financial institution in Southern Colorado with more than $4.0 billion in assets and more than 236,000 members. The credit union provides a full range of financial solutions through 27 service centers throughout Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Pueblo and Denver. They offer members online, mobile and telephone banking services, a Colorado call center and both a consumer and mortgage loan center.  Ent is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses and individuals living or working in Denver, El Paso, Pueblo and Teller counties, as well as select communities in Weld, Adams and Arapahoe counties. Ent is federally insured by the NCUA.

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