Penn Community Bank Human Resources officer recognized by PA Bankers
PERKASIE, Pa. (September 2021) – Penn Community Bank, the largest mutual bank in eastern Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce Kirsten Palmieri, Vice President and Human Resources Business Partner, has received the Tomorrow’s Promise Award at the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s (PA Bankers’) annual Women in Banking Conference.
The award celebrates a woman aged 35 or younger who continues to make a significant impact in her field and community, making her “one to watch” in Pennsylvania’s banking industry. Recipients of the award are involved in their community, have a team mindset, welcome change and opportunities to take on new projects, and continue to shape their organization. It is presented as part of PA Bankers’ Women in Banking Recognition of Excellence Program, which is dedicated to honoring men and women in the banking industry who promote and inspire women in the workplace to reach their full potential.
“Since starting as an intern, Kirsten has worked her way through the organization and serves as a valued leader and a dedicated part of our team,” said Georgann Berger McKenna, Penn Community Bank Chief Human Resources Officer. “Penn Community Bank joins Kirsten in celebrating this well-deserved recognition.”
In her role, Palmieri plays an important part in guiding the bank’s institutional response to the coronavirus pandemic, including quickly enacting a robust remote work policy and ensuring team members across the organization understood regularly changing health protocols and industry guidance. She is a strong advocate for Penn Community Bank’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) efforts – including as part of the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equality for All (IDEA) Council. Serving as an example for others, Palmieri is a frequent volunteer at DE&I events and works closely with business lines to identify and attract a diverse workforce.
About Penn Community Bank: Penn Community Bank holds more than $2.6 billion in assets, employs more than 300 people, and offers banking, lending and investments at branches and 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.
About PA Bankers: PA Bankers has been bringing banks and bankers together for more than 125 years to learn, grow, serve and engage with their peers, communities and lawmakers. The association has built a strong reputation as a leading advocate for pro-banking policies at the state and federal levels, as well as the delivery of quality education, products and services for banks of all sizes and their employees.