Patricia "Patti" Husic
President and CEO, Centric Bank

Patti Husic, absent from our ranking last year, returns after making a series of bold moves at the $311 million-asset bank she runs in Harrisburg, Pa., and at the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, which she began chairing in July.

Generating fees to offset net income margin pressures, Centric Bank recently established a mortgage department and broadened its SBA lending activity. It also executed on the vision for a private bank and "financial concierge" service specifically for physicians, a niche in which Husic has long seen big opportunity.

In May, the bank opened its fourth location in Hershey, Pa., right across from the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. It took in $4.2 million in deposits in the first week. At the PBA, Husic is leading an effort to steer more women into middle management and executive roles. She asked the group's female membership about career development efforts at their banks, so that the PBA can establish programs to help fill the gaps and keep the pipeline of female talent strong.

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