Randy Bernstein will retire Oct. 3 after three years as CEO of Ent Credit Union and will be replaced by Chad Graves, an Ent executive since 1999 who is now senior executive vice president of operations and technology.

Bernstein, 65, said Monday that he told Ent board members in July he planned to retire in October and has been mentoring Graves, 44, since then as part of succession plan the board asked him to put in place.

Ent is Colorado's largest credit union and southern Colorado's biggest financial institution with $4.9 billion in assets, 289,000 members and 700 employees in 28 branches along the Front Range.

"After 40 years in the credit union industry it is time to call it quits," Bernstein said. "Our finances are excellent, member satisfaction is top-notch and our reputation in the community is excellent. It is good to be going out on top."

Bernstein said he plans to take a vacation to Hawaii with his wife and spend the next several years touring all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums with her since both are avid baseball fans.

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