HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Patricia (Patti) A. Husic, President & CEO of Centric Financial Corporation, Inc. and Centric Bank ("Centric") (OTC Pink: CFCX), has been selected by American Banker as one of The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2017 for the third consecutive year. Chosen from hundreds of banking executives, Husic ranked #17 on the national list and will be honored October 5 at a gala at Cipriani Wall Street, in New York City. Now in its fifteenth year, The Most Powerful Women in Banking™ identifies and honors influential women in financial services—celebrating their business acumen, professional achievements, and paths to leadership.
In addition to Husic's executive honor, Centric Bank was also awarded a Top Teams ranking for the second consecutive year, one of five teams receiving this prestigious award. Both recognitions showcase Centric Bank's culture of inclusion, collaboration, and inspiration—exclamation points to a year of double-digit growth for the ten-year-old bank.
"It's an honor to be recognized with some of the most respected names in banking and finance," says Husic. "Smart, influential, and innovative women are changing the future of banking and attracting a new generation of customers and leaders. The theme this year of 'Expand the Circle. Influence the Future.' is the playbook of aspiring women who are determined to blaze paths to leadership."
"While continuing with impressive growth, Centric Bank is working to make a difference in local communities in ways that go beyond what you typically see from a bank. One example is its initiative to get more female employees—and other women in the community—into board seats," says Bonnie McGeer, the executive editor of American Banker and chair of its Most Powerful Women in Banking program. "Centric will host Centric Women: Prepared to Lead to support and encourage women who aspire to leadership roles. Patti said she was motivated to do this in part by statistics showing that over the last ten years, the number of women on Fortune 1000 boards has not changed significantly. She told us: 'Our response to the lack of board diversity and women in the C-suite is to be part of the solution.'"
Husic's belief that Centric Bank could make a difference in the lives of its customers and employees was prescient; and she is in rare air as one of only 11 female bank CEOs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and one of only 13 female bank CEO/CFO duos in the United States.
Understanding her role as a community champion, Husic looks for opportunities to help small businesses grow. "As my leadership and influence expand, I use my microphone to shine a light on regulatory reform. We never take our eyes off small business owners, because we understand how critical they are to the fabric of our economies. Small business is big at Centric Bank, and in many ways we have become their voice," says Husic. "Our community impact and reputation for being a Difference Maker is possible because of our incredibly dedicated team. I'm in awe of the passion and purpose demonstrated by the leadership team—67% of whom are female."
The complete rankings can be viewed at American Banker's website and are featured in the October 2017 issue of American Banker Magazine.
ABOUT THE MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BANKING
American Banker's Most Powerful Women in Banking recognizes the professional achievements and influence of the top-performing female executives in banking and financial services. The annual program, now in its 15th year, encompasses four lists: the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking™, the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance, the 25 Women to Watch, and the Top Teams in Banking. Rankings and details about the awards dinner are available at americanbanker.com/women-in-banking.
ABOUT CENTRIC BANK
A three-time Best Places to Work and named a Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies for five years, Centric Bank is headquartered in south central Pennsylvania with assets of $525 million and remains the leader in organic loan growth in central Pennsylvania. A locally owned, locally loaned community bank, Centric Bank provides highly competitive and pro-growth financial services to businesses, professionals, individuals, families, and the health care and agricultural industries. Centric Bank was named a Top 100 SBA 7(a) Lender in the United States in 2016 and ranks #2 in approved SBA 7(a) loans in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Founded in 2007, Pennsylvania-based Centric Bank has financial centers located in Harrisburg, Hershey, Mechanicsburg, and Camp Hill, and loan production offices in Lancaster and suburban Philadelphia. To learn more about Centric Bank, call 717.657.7727 or visit CentricBank.com. Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Anne Deeter Gallaher
SOURCE Centric Financial Corporation, Inc.