The PA Bankers Association will promote a diverse and inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices across the entire organization to fuel innovation and connect more closely to members and the communities they serve.
PA Bankers is committed to providing diversity and inclusion resources in support of members so they may meet their own diversity and inclusion goals and effectively serve their customers and local communities. Purpose: The PA Bankers Association is creating a Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group to support and advise the board and senior staff:
Establish a sustainable Diversity and Inclusion initiative for the PA Bankers Association.
Ensure a diverse and inclusive association board and organization (including board positions this committee will make recommendations for);
Develop/facilitate diversity and inclusion training for members (Diversity and Inclusion Conference, diverse/inclusive leadership development efforts, etc.);
Develop, establish and evaluate potential resources and partnerships that support members’ recruitment, retention and advancement efforts (urban colleges, chambers,disability employment groups, veterans employment groups, young banker mentoring program, etc.);
Evaluate metrics used to measure diversity & inclusion efforts across the entireorganization; and• other efforts and initiatives as needed.
The group includes the current chairs (or their designee) of the Women in Banking and Emerging Leaders peer groups, select banker representatives with diverse backgrounds, as well as others from outside of the organization with direct involvement in diversity and inclusion efforts within their organizations. Each member will serve a term of one year.
The staff liaison to the advisory group will be the Senior VP, Finance & Operations. The initial advisory group includes the following individuals:
Sharifa Anderson, FHLBank Pittsburgh
Joe Bower, CNB Bank
Brandy Burnham, AHEDD/DisabilityIN
Nicole Burrell, Wells Fargo
Linda Eagle, Global Insights
Latoya Edmond, Philadelphia OIC
Marsha Jones, PNC Bank
T. Michael Price, First Commonwealth Financial Corporation
Michelle Rios-Dominguez, C&N Bank
Evelyn Smalls, United Bank of Philadelphia
Bernard Tynes, Penn Community Bank (Chair, Emerging Leaders Network)
James Wang, Asian Bank