Patricia (Patti) A. Husic, the President and CEO of Centric Bank, has been honored as one of American Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year.
Now in its 17th year, The Most Powerful Women in Banking is focused on identifying a community of influential women in financial services by recognizing their business acumen, professional achievements, and personal tenacity.
“Our Most Powerful Women rankings are part of a much broader effort dedicated to the professional development of female executives across the banking and financial services industry,” said Bonnie McGeer, executive editor of American Banker and chair of the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance program. “Past and present honorees stand out for more than just their performance in their roles. They give an outsize level of attention to issues that don’t just impact their company or the industry, but society more broadly.
“Patti’s impact in banking transcends talk about diversity and inclusion. Each year, she has developed strategic initiatives to empower women at Centric Bank, and in the community through Women Centric, with tools to pursue a path to executive leadership, to seek and serve on boards of governance, and this year to master situational awareness in all surroundings.”
In addition to twice achieving the honor of Best Banks to Work For, and leadership on the American Bankers Association board, Husic is expanding her network to reach tomorrow’s bankers, investors, and entrepreneurs. She is creating a mind shift for young girls with her STEM in Banking stories.
“Changing perceptions is hard, but any opportunity to show what women in banking can do will increase our talent pool and provide an early-stage pipeline,” she said.
Under Husic’s leadership, Centric Bank has:
- had a 114 percent increase in net income after taxes and a 27 percent increase in asset size
- introduced a self-defense and situational awareness program called Find Your Fierce
- opened offices in Devon and Doylestown
- completed a successful $21 million common stock offering
- created Women Centric: Prepared to Lead, a resource for aspirational women and a catalyst for community, professional, and economic growth
“It’s an honor to be included in the Most Powerful Women in Banking list recognizing banking titans, industry disruptors, and outperformers,” said Husic, one of only 13 female bank CEO/CFO duos in the U.S. “We share a passion for changing the status quo, welcoming new ideas, and driving regulatory and policy reform in banking. At Centric Bank, we are unlocking capacity for women, financing new frontiers for business, and enhancing economic development among the communities we serve.”
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