DEI Conference

Join us for PA Bankers' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Conference as you will hear from industry professionals as they share best practices and lessons learned in the DEI space.

The Pre-Conference qualifies for 2 CPE credits; the Conference qualifies for 6 CPE credits.

    Time Session
    Wednesday, April 19
    3 - 5 p.m. Pre-Conference Session - DEI Roundtable Discussions - Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa I

    5 - 6 p.m. Evening Reception - Cocoa Ballroom

    Thursday, April 20  
    8 - 8:30 a.m. Registration
    8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome - Cocoa Ballroom
    Duncan Campbell, President & CEO, PA Bankers Association
    8:45 - 9:15 a.m.  DEI TRACC Launch - Roadmap for PA Bankers' Members
    Michelle Staton, MBA, COO, PA Bankers Association
    9:15 - 9:30 a.m. DEI Leader Awards  
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Supplier Diversity
    Moderator: Brandy Burnham, President & CEO, AHEDD
    Panelists: Joel Acie, FHLBank Pittsburgh
    Edgar Vann III, Huntington Bank
    Hassan Moore, Univest Bank
    10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
    10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions  
    Session I New to DEI - Cocoa Ballroom

    Assessing the Current State of DEI at Your Bank
    Moderator: Latoya Edmond, Regional Director, CareerWork$
    Panelists: Theresa Fosko, Exec. VP, Director of HR, Univest Financial Corporation
    Dr. Paul Spradley, VP of DEI, Dollar Bank
    Bernard Tynes, Exec. VP, Chief Marketing & Impact Officer, Penn Community Bank

    Session II Ongoing DEI Initiative - Tower Suite I

    Accountability for DEI – Measuring Your Bank’s Progress
    Moderator: Nicole Burrell, District Manager, SVP, Wells Fargo Bank
    Panelists: Dr. Bernadette Taylor, SEVP, Chief Human Resource Officer, Fulton Financial Corporation
    Charlotte Bellas, SVP, Corporate Learning, First Commonwealth Bank
    11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch - Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa I
    12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions   
    Session I New to DEI - Cocoa Ballroom

    Setting up a DEI Framework at Your Bank
    Moderator: Dr. Linda Eagle, President & Co-Founder, Global Bankers Institute
    Panelists: Tracie Williams, Chief HR Officer, Mars Bank
    Eileen Austin, Corporate Officer/Human Resources Representative, The First National Bank and Trust Company

    Session II Ongoing DEI Initiative - Tower Suite I

    Employee Resource Groups – Who, Why and How to Create Sustainable Efforts to Support Underserved Employees and Overall DEI Efforts at Your Bank

    Moderator: Dr. Karen Carmack, Senior VP & Chief HR Officer, F&M Trust
    Panelists: Vicki Fox, First Commonwealth Bank 
    Falesha Grasty, Penn Community Bank

    1:50 - 2:50 p.m. Funding for Black and Brown Businesses - Greater Philadelphia Financial Services Leadership Coalition – Cocoa Ballroom
    Moderator: Varsovia Fernandez, CEO, CDFI Association
    Panelists: TBD

    2:50 - 3:10 p.m. Stretch Break
    3:10 - 4:10 p.m. Voices Carry - Everyone's Role as an Ally in the Workplace - Cocoa Ballroom
    Bernadette Smith, Founder & CEO, Equality Institute
    4:10 - 4:20 p.m. Closing Remarks
    Duncan Campbell, President & CEO, PA Bankers Association

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April 19 - 20, 2023
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center
Hershey, Pa.

April 19, 2023
Pre-Conference: 3 - 5 p.m.
Networking Reception: 5 - 6 p.m.

April 20, 2023
Conference: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Member: $325
Affiliate Member: $385
Non-Member: $488



Jackie Catalano
Vice President, Professional Development
(717) 255-6939