Dover Federal Credit Union Announces New CEO


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After an extensive Nationwide Search, Dover Federal Credit Union has appointed Chaz Rzewnicki to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective November 1, Rzewnicki will assume the leadership role, as former CEO David Clendaniel will retire early next year after 27 years of service. Mr. Rzewnicki is experienced, poised and passionate about the opportunity to lead Delaware’s largest credit union. “The Board is very excited to promote Chaz to the CEO position. It was heartening to conduct a CEO Search and determine the best candidate for the job was already a part of our team.” stated Jeannette Schuler, Chair.

With more than 15 years of diversified credit union experience, spanning across the areas of Sales, Service, Lending, Collections, Operations, Compliance, Branch and Call Center Administration, Rzewnicki most recently served in the role of Vice President of Member Services for Dover Federal.

Mr. Rzewnicki obtained his degree in Business Administration from Baker College and will earn his Master’s Degree in Strategic Leadership from Central Michigan University in Fall 2016. Rzewnicki is enrolled in the CUES CEO Institute and currently serves on the Advocacy Committee for the Credit Union Cooperative Association for DE as well as the Steering Committee for Leadership Central Delaware.

As a true credit union advocate, Chaz began his credit union career at age 16, through his high school co-op program. By the age of 19, he was promoted to the position of Assistant Branch Manager and has continued to evolve as a strategic and demonstrated successful credit union leader. Rzewnicki stated “It’s an honor to be selected to serve as CEO. When my family and I moved from Michigan in 2014 to Delaware, we made a commitment to Dover Federal Credit Union and the good work they do. The credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” is not only what guides my professional life but also my personal life. As CEO, I will influence the future growth of Dover Federal, prepare for the evolvement of the financial industry as well as continually seek to improve our members’ experience.”

Dover Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Delaware, with an asset size of $445 Million and a membership of over 45,000. Dover Federal has offices in Smyrna, New Castle, Milford, and Dover, including one at Dover Air Force Base. To experience the Dover Federal Credit Union difference, visit

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