Patricia A. (Patti) Husic’s distinguished, three-decade career in banking features a multi-faceted background in Accounting, Finance Technology, and Enterprise Risk Management. In February 2007, she led a team of shareholders to acquire and found Centric Bank and Centric Financial Corporation, where she serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Under her vision and leadership, total assets have grown to over $1.3 billion and eight locations in central Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia region. Headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, Centric Bank is a leader in organic loan growth, a three-time recipient of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, a seven-time award winner of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in central Pennsylvania, Top 200 U.S. Community Banks in 2019 and 2020 for banks $2 billion and under, and a three-time American Banker Best Bank to Work for in the U.S.
Patti’s ability to temper risk with opportunity has catapulted Centric Bank into nationally recognized organic loan growth. She is a force multiplier in motivating her high-performing team to achieve stretch strategic goals, never compromising “The Centric Bank Way” sense of community and culture. Although COVID-19 sent a torpedo down Main Street and through every small business, Patti’s crisis response, IT solutions, and spirit of partnership fueled a successful SBA Paycheck Protection Program process that saved over 25,000+ jobs, and provided a lifeline to over 1,800 small businesses, 68% of whom were non-customers. Patricia’s ability to pivot when life churns with uncertainty and turn disruption into opportunity describes her career in community banking. To Pennsylvanians, she is a difference maker and small business champion, providing a strong, fresh voice in leadership to her communities and to banking, both state and nationwide.
A passionate industry leader, Patti is a member of American Bankers Association’s (ABA) 15-person inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Group, served on the Board of Directors of the ABA for three years, chaired ABA’s compensation committee for two years, served on ABA’s Nominating Committee, and testified before the U.S. House Committee for Small Business Administration 7(a) program and proposed new legislation that subsequently was approved.
Patti serves as a board member for American Banker Mutual Insurance Company, Limited. She chaired the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers), the third-largest banking association in the U.S., and was a board member for five years. She was instrumental in creating and implementing the Women in Banking program as the third female chair in the Association’s 125-year history and led this initiative for the initial three years of the program. She was awarded the “Women of Influence” award by PA Bankers for her conception and leadership of the Women in Banking program. The award has subsequently been named after her as founder of this initiative. She continues to serve as a member of the Award Recognition Committee for the Women in Banking program, which has grown to be the second-largest annual conference at PA Bankers Association.
She was recognized and honored by American Banker as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking (MPWIB) in the U.S. from 2015-2020, and a 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking Women to Watch in 2011, 2013, and 2014. Centric Bank’s female C-suite leadership team has been honored as a three-time winner of the MPWIB Top Team by American Banker. Patti has also received numerous regional awards and honors. Her passion for service to others included a board position of Geisinger/Holy Spirit Hospital, the Whitaker Center, Chair of the 2016-2017 Go Red for Women Campaign with the American Heart Association, and she currently serves on the Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team. In a world of business at the speed of click, she is praised for her strategic vision, leadership skills, collaboration with CEOs on various boards, and a special ability to wield political capital and influence with policy makers at the local, state, and federal levels.
A graduate of Temple University where she earned her B.B.A. in Business Administration, Patricia is also a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and a proud banking ambassador. Find Patti on Twitter at @PattiHusicCEO.