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Just two years ago, Ron Burniske, president/CEO of Chartway Federal Credit Union, had no intention of retiring.

But after realizing his bucket list was getting longer than his life expectancy was, the 60-year-old CEO realized that maybe he should give the so-called golden years a second look.

Last month, Burniske made it official and announced his retirement after 31 years of leading the Virginia Beach, Va.-based Chartway FCU and its Utah divisions, HeritageWest Credit Union and Southwest Community Credit Union. He joined Chartway as chief financial officer in 1984, and after the retirement of Gene Siebels, Burniske was appointed to CEO in May 1987.

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