Centric Financial Corporation (OTC: CFCX), the parent company of Centric Bank, and Centric Bank have promoted Christine Pavlakovich, SHRM-SCP, to Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, announced Patricia (Patti) A. Husic, President & CEO. Pavlakovich has been a human resources executive at Centric Bank since 2017.
Responsible for the human resources, employee well-being, and workplace environment needs of a 135-person workforce, Pavlakovich is part of an award-winning leadership team and her promotion coincided with the outbreak of COVID-19. The global pandemic has created human resources challenges across every industry, but Pavlakovich serves on the bank’s business continuity team and ensures a continuous flow of health and safety information for employees and their families as they work from home or in a financial center.
“Since joining Centric Bank three years ago, it’s been a privilege to help build The Centric Bank Way culture initiative and demonstrate how organizational culture impacts the productivity, purpose, and passion for our work,” says Pavlakovich. “In these last several weeks, our entire team has demonstrated an incredible depth of compassion and commitment to our customers, a personal responsiveness to customer needs, and exemplary service not only to our communities but to each other. I’ve been a strategic partner in the nerve center of the COVID-19 crisis team, and our HR department has quickly adapted and instituted new regulations and support systems, especially with the nuances of the CARES Act and FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act).”
“Christine has done excellent work creating a team that specializes in the specific human resources demands of banking, adding a training and development area, as well as overseeing the health and wellness of our team. Whole-person wellbeing is a key component of Centric’s positive, people-first culture, which in turn has an outsized impact on our customer experience,” says Husic.
“Since the pandemic, Christine and her team are providing more information more frequently and paying even closer attention to mental health awareness and offering stress-reducing and coping strategies to meet the challenges of every work environment,” Husic adds.
“When new legislation passed, we responded to the requirements with empathy and knowledge,” says Pavlakovich. “As we move into recovery, my team will continue to play an important role in preparing us to return to the office. Ensuring compliance with new regulations as well as addressing emotional and practical issues to reunite our teams will be critical. I’m so proud of the way our people came together during this pandemic.”
A member of the winning American Banker Most Powerful Women in Banking Top Team for two consecutive years, Pavlakovich has over 26 years’ experience as a human resources professional, 16 years in the financial institution industry, and is certified as a senior-level human resource professional through the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to coming to Centric Bank in 2017, she led the human resources department at Metro Bank in Harrisburg, PA. She serves on the boards of the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill, PA, Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, and is a former board member of CASA, the Capital Area School for the Arts, Harrisburg, PA.
ABOUT CENTRIC FINANCIAL CORPORATION AND CENTRIC BANK
An American Banker 2019 and 2018 Best Banks to Work For, three-time American Banker Most Powerful Women in Banking Top Team, three-time Best Places to Work, and Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies for six years, Centric Bank is headquartered in south central Pennsylvania with assets of $830 million and remains one of the leaders in organic loan growth. A locally owned, locally loaned community bank, Centric Bank provides highly competitive and pro-growth financial services to businesses, professionals, individuals, families, and to the health care and dental industries with the Doctor Centric Bank Division. Centric Bank is a Top 10 SBA 7(a) Lender in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Founded in 2007, Pennsylvania-based Centric Bank has financial centers located in Harrisburg, Hershey, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Doylestown, and Devon, loan production offices in Devon and Lancaster, and an Operations and Executive Office campus in Hampden Township, Cumberland County. To learn more about Centric Bank, call 717.657.7727 or visit CentricBank.com. Connect with them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Centric Financial Corporation is traded over the counter (OTC-Pink) with the ticker symbol CFCX.