Falesha Grasty to manage bank-wide initiative, promote internal culture
PERKASIE, Pa. (February 2021) – Penn Community Bank, the largest mutual bank headquartered in eastern Pennsylvania, is continuing its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion internally and in the communities it serves by naming Falesha Grasty as the organization’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Officer. Grasty (AVP, Senior Staff Accountant) will champion Penn Community Bank’s short- and long-term DE&I initiatives throughout the organization.
“Our culture values openness, collaboration, and authenticity. We are thrilled to have Falesha officially launch this vital new role,” said Georgann Berger McKenna, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer. “Not only will this position help Penn Community Bank identify goals and track success for this important initiative, it provides our organization, our team members, and our board of directors the opportunity to dig deeper and better understand this important topic.”
“Encouraging diversity of experience and fostering a sense of inclusion is critical in any organization, but especially in financial services,” said Grasty. “Penn Community Bank understands the importance of leveraging the strength of diversity and inclusion, and the value of acting proactively.”
In addition to leading a team member DE&I committee, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer will work hand in hand with an interdepartmental DE&I advisory committee of senior leaders, including: Jeane Vidoni (President, Chief Executive Officer), Georgann Berger McKenna (EVP, Chief Human Relations Officer), Robert Coffin (EVP, Chief Lending Officer), Bernard Tynes (SVP, Director of Marketing), Rick Battaglia (SVP, Business Development Officer), Sandra Ziegler (VP, Director of Training, Development, & Education), and Kirsten Palmieri (VP, HR Business Partner).
About Penn Community Bank: Penn Community Bank holds more than $2.5 billion in assets, employs more than 300 people, and offers banking, lending and investments at 22 bank branches and three administrative centers throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania. As an independent, mutual financial institution, Penn Community Bank is not publicly traded and operates with its long-term mission in mind: to help businesses grow and prosper, to provide financial resources to individuals and families throughout their lifetimes, to strengthen the local economy, and to partner with local organizations to act as a catalyst for positive growth in every market it serves.