Citizens Bank Appoints June B. Barry As Senior Vice President Of Human Resources
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens Bank has announced that June B. Barry has been named Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Pennsylvania region. Citizens Financial Group is purchasing 345 retail bank branches in the mid-Atlantic region from Mellon Financial Corporation and expects to begin operating the branches in early December. Barry joins Citizens after an impressive 22-year career in human resources management, including experience with corporate integration and the banking industry. At Citizens, she will oversee all human resource functions, including employee relations, training, compensation, recruitment and benefits for more than 4,000 employees. Barry will report to Stephen D. Steinour, the Chairman and CEO of Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. "June Barry's senior management experience in human resources for a wide- variety of public companies and industries, including banking, is an asset to our Citizens team," said Steinour. "Her high level of integration experience from her years in the financial services and specialty chemicals industries will prove invaluable to our growing organization." Barry's appointment is the latest of several key appointments that Citizens has announced in the last few weeks as the bank continues to assemble a team of experienced professionals who are committed to providing the customer-friendly service and products that have earned Citizens an outstanding reputation for retail banking and small business lending in its home base of New England. Prior to joining Citizens, Barry served for seven years at Betz Dearborn Laboratories, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. In 1998, Hercules, Inc. retained Barry after it acquired Betz Dearborn, where she played a key role on the integration team. While at Hercules, she was Executive Vice President for the Corporate Resources Group with global responsibility for human resources spanning 250 sites. She previously was Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources, at First Fidelity Bancorporation with responsibility for 15,000 employees. Prior to her position at First Fidelity, Barry was Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Administration at Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. Barry also has held human resource positions at Cigna and the Washington Post Corporation. A graduate of the College of Notre Dame, Barry also holds a Master's degree from Rowan University. Barry is a board member of Keystone Financial Corporation and the Arthritis Foundation, Philadelphia Chapter. She is a past member of the Strategic Human Resources Planning Society and the Society for Human Resources Management. Barry also previously served as a member of the State Chapter of the American Institute of Banking, as well as a former board member of Peirce Junior College and the Please Touch Museum. She resides in Voorhees, New Jersey. Citizens announced in July that it will purchase the retail, small business and certain middle market commercial banking businesses of Mellon Financial Corporation, which includes 345 branches throughout Pennsylvania and portions of Delaware and southern New Jersey that employ more than 4,100 people. The bank will locate its headquarters in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and upon completion of the sale, Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania will become the third largest bank in the Commonwealth. About Citizens Bank Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is a $32.4 billion financial services company headquartered in Providence, RI. It operates as Citizens Bank in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Citizens is wholly owned by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. With more than 330 branches and 835 ATMs in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, Citizens is the second largest commercial bank holding company in New England. Upon completion of the Mellon transaction, Citizens will be one of the nation's 20 largest banks with $49 billion in assets, more than 770 branches, more than 1,400 ATMs and more than 12,000 employees in 7 states. Citizens Bank can be accessed on the world wide WEB at www.citizensbank.com. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X76791262
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