Women in banking honored at Hershey awards ceremony

Linda Anderson, managing partner and brand strategist for the Anderson Group in Berks County, was honored today by the Pennsylvania Banker’s Association at its Sixth Annual Women in Banking Awards.

She received the Champion for Women Award (affiliate member) at the event at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, which was attended by more than 350 bankers and financial services professionals.

She was recognized for “her outstanding commitment to investing and fostering the growth of other women in the profession. She dedicates herself to training, coaching, mentoring and leading others to reach their fullest potential, and to celebrate the success of others along their professional paths” the association said in a statement.

The association said it received 33 nominations for its Women in Banking Recognition of Excellence program.

Other winners included:

• The Patricia A. Husic Woman of Influence Award: Jeane M. Vidoni, president and CEO, Penn Community Bank, Perkasie.

• Champion for Women Award: Genevieve Oduor, vice president and business development officer, and community banking manager, S&T Bank, Pittsburgh.

• Tomorrow’s Promise Award: Kelly M. Carter, senior vice president, comptroller, The Gratz Bank, Gratz.

“I salute each of our honorees and all the members of the association who nurture and support their success. Through the Women in Banking initiative and this Recognition of Excellence Program, we build a stronger banking industry, highlight the dynamic diversity of talent at our banks and financial services institutions, and create vitality in Pennsylvania’s communities,” said Duncan Campbell, PA Bankers president and CEO.

Conference attendees donated shoes and purses to Dress for Success of South Central Pa.

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