In March, 2007, Patricia A. Husic led a team of shareholders to acquire, establish and turnaround Centric Bank and Centric Financial Corporation, where she now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to taking the leadership role at Centric Bank, Patti joined Vartan National Bank, serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Operating Officer. She was appointed to President in July 2005, making her the only woman in Central Pa leading a financial institution.��In her current position as President and CEO of Centric Bank, Patti has a diverse range of responsibilities, but is primarily charged with carrying out the strategic direction of the bank and meeting its financial goals as established by the Board of Directors where she serves as a member. Under Patti�s leadership, Centric Bank has been twice named among the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania and is a three-time award winner of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in central PA.In a nationwide recognition award event by American Banker, �The Most Powerful Women in Banking in the US�,� Patti was named one of 25 �Women to Watch� in Banking and Finance in the United States for 2011 and 2013. She was an Athena award honoree, a recipient of the Best 50 Women in Business in PA, honored by Gov. Edward G. Rendell and the Department of Community & Economic Development and named a Woman of Excellence by the YWCA. Patti also served as a judge for the Best 50 Women in Business in PA the year following her award.� Husic�s professional memberships include the PICPA and AICPA, Women�s Business Network, and American Bankers Association.Patti is Chair of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and founder of its Women in Banking initiative. She is a board member of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, American Heart Association, former board member of the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC/Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce), and has been actively involved in local charitable organizations including the Big 33 Scholarship Committee, Bishop McDevitt High School Blue-Gold Gala Committee, and chaired the �Light the Night Walk� for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.Before rising to executive positions at Centric Bank and Vartan National Bank, Patti was a member of the executive management team at Pennsylvania State Bank, where she successfully spearheaded the finance and accounting area for 10 years. She also led the turn around and managed the technology and management information functions for 4 years. Prior to her distinguished career in banking, Patti worked for a local CPA firm where she specialized in auditing financial institutions as well as government and non-profit entities.�Ms. Husic is a graduate of Temple University where she earned her B.B.A. in Accounting and Management Information Systems.� She is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania.
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