Jenifer W. Walden

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Jenifer W. Walden, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Jenifer W. Walden joined the Company and the Bank in June 2022 and will succeed Geri M. Kelly as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company and the Bank upon Ms. Kelly’s retirement in September 2022.  Prior to joining the Company and the Bank, Ms. Walden has spent more than two decades at Fortune 50 financial services institutions, and more recently, three smaller entities including a mid-cap bank, a technology start-up, and a global manufacturing company.  From 2021 until June 2022, Ms. Walden served as the Global Director of Talent Management, Human Resources, at Nice-Pak Products. 


Prior to that time, Ms. Walden was Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at USEReady from 2020 to 2021 and was Director of Talent, First Senior Vice President at Valley Bank from 2018 to 2020.  Ms. Walden also served as Senior HR Business Partner and IT Recruitment Leader (Prudential Insurance & Annuities) for Prudential Financial from 2013 to 2018, and as Director of Human Resources (Prudential Real Estate Investors, PGIM) for Prudential Financial from 2010 to 2013.  Prior to that, Ms. Walden served in various positions with Ernst & Young LLP from 1999 to 2010. 


Ms. Walden is a doctoral candidate in strategic leadership at Liberty University and holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development & Leadership from St. Joseph’s University and a Bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University.