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Joanne Ryder

2015 and 2016 Speaker

JOANNE RYDER is executive vice president and chief administration officer for Beneficial Bank. She plays an instrumental role in the execution of Beneficial’s strategic vision, by overseeing functional areas including deposit and lending operations, information technology, marketing and communications, education and development, human resources, community relations and the customer contact center. In her nine years with Beneficial, Ryder has been a key architect of the bank’s growth and brand evolution. She played an important role in the bank’s successful transition to a fully public company in 2015. Under Ryder’s leadership, Beneficial became known as “Your Knowledge Bank,” focusing on financial education via customer conversations and the campus banking model. She led digital initiatives, launching the bank’s mobile banking, tablet banking and remote deposit capture platforms. Ryder is committed to fostering a strong corporate culture and employee satisfaction, culminating in progressively higher employee satisfaction and engagement ratings, and Top Workplaces 2015 recognition by Ryder has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Beneficial, Ryder held marketing roles of increasing responsibility at Commerce Bank and Firstrust Bank. She is passionate about community involvement, formalizing Beneficial’s employee volunteer program during her tenure. Beneficial’s Blue-Gooders dedicate more than 5,000 service hours annually. Ryder is a member of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women’s board, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia marketing committee, the Digital Insight Solutions advisory board, and a former member of the National Constitution Center advisory committee. Ryder also serves as a member of Beneficial’s Board Risk, Compensation, Governance and CRA/Foundation committees. Ryder earned a B.A. in communications from The Pennsylvania State University, and is currently pursuing her E.M.B.A. at Villanova University. She resides in Cherry Hill, N.J., with her husband and son. @beneficialbank