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Brian Schools
President & Chief Executive Officer | Chartway Federal Credit Union
Brian Schools

President & Chief Executive Officer | Chartway Federal Credit Union

Brian Schools is the President & CEO of Chartway Federal Credit Union – a $2.5 billion financial institution dedicated to unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive.

With more than 30 years of leadership experience, Schools works collaboratively with Chartway’s board, leadership, and team to deliver on its people-first and financial soundness responsibilities – with a progressively developing mindset. His humble, team-based approach has led to a vibrant people-first culture driven by team members who love what they do and find purpose in making a meaningful difference. As a result, Chartway has been consistently recognized as a “Top Workplace” and a “Top Credit Union” in the markets it serves.

Prior to serving as Chartway’s President & CEO, Schools held senior leadership roles at Collegiate Funding Services/JP Morgan Chase, Capital One, and Crestar Financial (now SunTrust).

Schools currently serves on the Board of Directors for The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, currently serving as Treasurer. He’s also a Board of Trustee for Chartway’s We Promise Foundation, which has raised more than $12 million to provide experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. He also serves on industry committees for CUNA Mutual Group and Visa, among others – all with the purpose of promoting the credit union spirit.

Schools holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jeff Tanner
Dean | Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University
Jeff Tanner

Dean | Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University

Dr. Jeff Tanner began serving as Dean of the Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University, in 2015, where he is also a Professor of Marketing. Author or co-author of 80-plus scientific journal articles and 15 books, Dr. Tanner, has devoted much of his career to research that helps companies and non-profits thrive. Under his leadership, the Strome College of Business has added more than 50% to the endowment, seen the MBA program ranked among the top 70 part-time programs, and launched the first graduate program in maritime and supply chain business. Dr. Tanner is a member of Hampton Roads Rotary, serves on several civic boards such as the Hampton Roads Chamber and Versability (an organization serving the disabled) and several corporate boards.

Vinod Agarwal
Director of the Economic Forecasting Project and a Professor of Economics
Vinod Agarwal

Director of the Economic Forecasting Project and a Professor of Economics

Vinod Agarwal, Director of the Economic Forecasting Project and Professor of Economics, earned his doctoral degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Dr. Agarwal has been the Director of the ODU Economic Forecasting Project since 1996. He served as a member of the Virginia College Building Authority for the Commonwealth of Virginia from July 2004 through June 2012. He was a member of the Governor's Advisory Board of Economists from 2006 to 2010. Professor Agarwal also served as the Chairman of the Old Dominion University Economics Department from 2001 to 2006. His research interests are in the area of applied economics. His articles have appeared in various journals such as Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Quarterly, Journal of Travel Research, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Eastern Economic Journal, Economics of Education Review, Growth and Change, Journal of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, Social Science Quarterly, and Southern Economic Journal. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 professional journal publications and research monographs. In addition to citations in professional publications, Professor Agarwal's work has also been cited in more than 130 newspapers, magazines, and wire reports throughout the U.S., including the Dow Jones Newswire, Associated Press, The Economist, and USA Today.

Bob McNab
Professor of Economics and Director, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy
Bob McNab

Professor of Economics and Director, Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy

Professor Robert M. McNab currently serves as the Director of the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy in the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University. He is a member of the Joint Advisory Board of Economists for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Survey of Professional Forecasters. Dr. McNab has worked on issues related to the allocation of public resources in more than 30 countries and all levels of government in the United States. Professor McNab has appeared in the Associated Press, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginian Pilot, Daily Press, and television and radio throughout Virginia. Dr. McNab joined the faculty of the Department of Economics in the Strome College of Business of Old Dominion University in July 2016 and previously was a member of the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, from 2000 to 2016.