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Peter C. Wambach
Co-Chair

Pete Wambach, a former state representative for the 103 Legislative district, was born in Harrisburg. He graduated from Bishop McDevitt High School and went on to earn his A.A. from Harrisburg Area Community College in 1966. He served as Staff Liaison to United Stated Senator Joseph Clark in 1967 and went on to earn his B.S. in Social Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1970.

Mr. Wambach continued his career working at the Greater Harrisburg Board of Realtors from 1973-1974. He then served as Legislative Liaison for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services from 1975-1979. Thereafter, he became Regional Director for the United States Bureau of Census from 1979 through 1980.

Active as a member of the Young Democrats, Mr. Wambach went on to successfully run for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1981 term, serving the 103rd Legislative District for five more consecutive terms. He was appointed to the Pennsylvania Public Network Television Commission from 1987 through 1992. Mr. Wambach then chose not to run for re-election, changing his career focus to become Senior Vice President for Vartan Enterprises, Inc. from 1992-1993. Thereafter he became Executive Director of the Bipartisan Management Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1994 through 2006.

Mr. Wambach has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Harrisburg Area Community College since 2006.

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Patricia A. Husic
Co-Chair

In February 2007, Patricia A. Husic led a team of shareholders to acquire and establish Centric Bank and Centric Financial Corporation, where she now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to taking the leadership role at Centric Bank, Ms. Husic joined Vartan National Bank, serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officer. She was appointed President and CEO in July 2005, distinguishing her as the first woman in Harrisburg to hold that title at a financial institution.As President and CEO of Centric Bank, Ms. Husic is charged with carrying out the strategic direction of the bank and meeting its financial goals as established by the Board of Directors, where she serves as a member. Under her foresight, Centric Bank is now a leader in organic loan growth and has been four times named among the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, and a four-time award winner of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in central Pennsylvania. Recognizing an unmet need in the healthcare community, she founded Doctor Centric Bank, a concierge private banking service for medical providers, the healthcare industry, and their private banking needs.Ms. Husic was named to the American Bankers Association Board of Directors, the national association and voice for the US Banking industry. She also serves on the ABA’s Communication Council. Ms. Husic was Chair of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association 2013-2014, the 3rd largest State Banking Association in the United States, and a member of the Board of Directors at the Association from 2011 through 2015. She was instrumental in creating and implementing the Women in Banking program as the third female chair in the Association’s 124 year history, and spearheading this initiative for the past 3 years. Ms. Husic was also a member of the American Bankers Association Community Bankers Council where she served with fellow CEO’s across the United States to advocate for community banks. She currently serves on the ABA’s Communication Council.

Ms. Husic was recognized and honored by American Banker as one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” in Banking and Finance in the United States for 2015 and 2016. In 2011, 2013 and 2014, she was recognized as one of the “25 Women to Watch”. Centric was also awarded the Top 5 Female Banking Team by American Banker in 2016. As an invited speaker for The Mentor Factor NYC, a panelist for the ABA’s Women’s Leadership Forum, ABA Convention, PA Banker’s Women in Banking annual conference, Advanced School of Banking, and Harrisburg Young Professional’s CEO Breakfast series, she is recognized as an accomplished and innovative leader in the banking industry and in her community. An Athena award winner, YWCA’s Women of Excellence recipient, 2016 Business Women of the Year by the West Shore and Carlisle Chamber of Commerce and Business Women’s Forum, and most recently, Women of Influence in Central PA by the CPBJ. In 2015, Husic was named Business Diversity Champion by the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and CREDC. She was also honored to receive the Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business, awarded by Gov. Edward G. Rendell and the Department of Community & Economic Development. Currently, Patti is a Director for the Holy Spirit Hospital Board of Directors and is the Chair of the 2016-2017 Go Red for Women Campaign with the American Heart Association. Over the past 10-15 years, her volunteer and community involvement included: Member of the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association, Capital Region, the Whitaker Center for the Arts and Sciences and the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation; Chaired the “Light the Night Walk” for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association; Member of the Blue-Gold Gala Committee, Bishop McDevitt High School; a member of the Big 33 Scholarship Golf Committee; and was a judge for the Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business.

Before rising to leadership at Centric Bank, Patti was a member of the executive management team at Pennsylvania State Bank, where she successfully directed the accounting, finance and technology functions for 14 years. Prior to her distinguished career in banking, she worked for a CPA firm specialized in auditing financial institutions as well as government and non-profit entities.

Ms. Husic is a graduate of Temple University where she earned her B.B.A. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting and Management Information Systems. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.