Ronald Celaschi has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer at Patriot Federal Credit Union. Celaschi will join Patriot on April 3rd and succeed Brad Warner.
Warner, who has over nine years of service at Patriot including as the credit union’s CEO since 2015, announced his intention to retire in August 2022. He has spent over 43 years in the financial services industry including over 30 as a credit union CEO. He is assisting Celaschi in the transition.
“I want to take a moment to thank our Board of Directors for their many hours of hard work; but most importantly for an excellent selection,” commented Warner. “Ron embraces the Servant Leadership philosophy and he is looking forward to beginning his new role at Patriot.”
Celaschi has more than 31 years in the credit union movement. During his career, he spent over 14 years at the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA), where he was a senior planning consultant for members of the credit union league. He became CEO of Frick Tri-County Federal Credit Union in 2005, a post he held for three years before joining Clearview Federal Credit Union as Vice President – Lending. Celaschi also served as Senior Vice President – Lending and Operations before taking the helm at Clearview as President/CEO in 2018.
A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/finance, Celaschi completed his Master’s degree in business administration from California University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Tricia, have two children.
An active member of the community, Celaschi currently serves on the Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania board of directors, and has been involved as a volunteer youth soccer coach. He sits on the board of trustees of the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) – the federal political action committee of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), and previously was active on the membership committee of the CUNA Lending Council, Pittsburgh Chapter of Credit Unions on which he served as president and on the board of directors, and Mon Valley Chapter of Credit Unions. In 2014, Celaschi and Clearview were recognized by the CUNA Lending Council with a national award for “Excellence in Lending”.
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