Patricia A. “Patti” Husic
President & CEO
Centric Bank/Centric Financial Corporation
Her chief goal continues to be hiring diverse, motivated, ambitious people who believe in The Centric Bank Way culture and are focused on delivering personalized, customer-first solutions for the small business community. Husic also leads the bank’s executive team with strategic vision, organic growth and community impact goals and is an unrelenting voice for small business.
She has served as president and CEO since February 2007, when she and three others founded the bank.
Husic is one of a handful of female bank founders in the country.” Starting a bank requires the DNA of an entrepreneur and the grit of a mountain climber. That’s why I’m passionate about financing our entrepreneurial ecosystems. In a bold move, I risked my finances and my future to found and grow Centric Bank from a de novo bank in 2007 to a $1.3 billion community champion and Best Banks to Work For in 2021,” she said.
Her mantra is “Never give in,” from a speech by Winston Churchill.” My immigrant grandmother’s strength and resilience are an inspiration to me. The pandemic has reinforced that it’s essential for a leader to be fearless and navigate challenging moments with courage and faith,” Husic said.
When it’s time to recharge, nothing beats a sun-soaked day by the ocean with a new book at her fingertips. “If I can’t travel with my loved ones to a tropical destination, then I relax in my backyard oasis. I also love a good workout on my Peloton,” she said.
This profile is part of Central Penn Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at cpbj.com or in our digital edition.