Board of Directors
Mark A. Turner is Executive Chairman of WSFS and was previously President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of WSFS. Prior to that Mr. Turner was both the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of WSFS.
WSFS is a multi-billion dollar, publicly traded financial organization (NASDAQ:WSFS), the largest bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Delaware Valley, and the seventh oldest bank in the U.S. Mr. Turner has been privileged to lead a Company that has been named by an independent survey as a “Top Workplace” in its home market for the last 13 years in a row and has also been voted as the “#1 Bank” in its home market for eight years in a row.
Mr. Turner received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, his Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Management from LaSalle University. Among other executive leadership programs, Mr. Turner has studied at National Training Labs, Aspen Institute, Gallup University, Toyota University, Center for Creative Leadership, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, Stanford University and Buckley School for Public Speaking. Mr. Turner is also a frequent guest speaker at Wharton’s Executive Education programs.
Mr. Turner is an active leader in his communities. Among other activities, he has served as: Chairman of the Board of the Delaware Business Roundtable (DBRT); a member of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s Advisory Council (FAC); Chairman of the Board of Delaware Bankers Association (DBA); a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC); a member of the Board of Teach For America (TFA), Delaware; and a founding member of Wilmington Leaders Alliance (WLA).
Anat Bird, has been a director of WSFS Financial Corporation since 2010. Her current term expires at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Ms. Bird is President and Chief Executive Officer of SCB Forums, LTD which she founded in 1994. Her banking background includes being President and CEO of California Community Bancshares; Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank; Group Head and Executive Vice President of Norwest Bank; Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Board Member of Roosevelt Financial Group; and Managing Director in charge of Strategic Planning, Product Development and Management, the Balance Sheet Advisory Group of Marine Midland Bank. She also founded the Financial Institutions Consulting Group at BDO Seidman. Ms. Bird has taught Financial Markets and Institutions at the University of California at Davis and MBA courses at Temple University. She has spoken at over 400 national and regional forums in banking and other industries. In addition to her contribution as a columnist for the American Banker, she contributes articles to other leading industry publications. She serves on the board of directors for MidFirst Bank in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She also has served on the Boards of Sterling Bank (2002-2011), Sun Bancorp, Inc. (2008-2009), First Indiana Bank (2002-2007) and AmTrust Bank (2008-2009). Ms. Bird received a BA in International Relations and an MA in International Relations and Psychology from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She also received an MBA in Finance from American University and a Diploma in Corporate Strategic Planning from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Ms. Bird brings a broad range of banking experience as well as strategic planning, financial and executive management experience to the Board of Directors.
Francis B. Brake, Jr., became a director of WSFS Financial Corporation in 2014. His current term expires at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Since 2007 he has been President, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Epic Research, Inc., a privately-held marketing services firm with principal interests in multiple consumer-facing industries, driving marketing and product innovation in areas such as: travel loyalty, consumer electronics, student lending and small business marketing. From 2000 to 2007 he served as Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer for Juniper Bank/Barclaycard US. Prior to that, he held various positions at First USA Bank from 1994 to 2000 including Executive Vice President, Marketing. Mr. Brake serves on the Board of Directors of Smarter Agent, LLC, a privately-held technology firm, The Chester Fund for Education and the Arts and is a past director of Barclays Bank Delaware. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from The College of William and Mary and a Master of Business Administration from The Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia. Mr. Brake brings well-established expertise in marketing, entrepreneurship, innovation, product development, business partnerships and executive leadership to the Board of Directors.
Jennifer W. Davis, 48, has been a director of WSFS Financial Corporation since 2009. Ms. Davis is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Virginia. In this role, Davis is the University’s chief administrative, business, and operating officer and is responsible for setting financial policy and overseeing the financial affairs of the University including its schools and the Medical Center. Previously, Davis served as Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance at George Mason University for five and a half years. There she provided direction, oversight, and financial and operation management for Mason financial operations; campus police; safety, emergency & enterprise risk management; auxiliary enterprises; transportation and parking services; human resources and payroll; facilities management, planning, financing and construction; and space management. From 2008 to 2013, she was employed by the University of Delaware as Vice President for Finance and Administration. Previously, Ms. Davis served as Cabinet Secretary-Director of the Office of Management and Budget for the State of Delaware. She also served the State of Delaware as Budget Director, Deputy Secretary of Education and Associate Secretary of Education for policy and administrative services. Ms. Davis earned her undergraduate degree in political science and her Master’s degree in policy analysis from Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Davis brings knowledge of human resource issues, as well as finance, risk management and executive leadership expertise to the Board of Directors.
Eleuthère I. du Pont, has been a director of WSFS Financial Corporation since 2013. He was appointed Lead Director in 2016. His current term expires at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Since 2008, he has been president of the Longwood Foundation, a private foundation principally supporting charitable organizations. He has also been a director of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company since 2006. In 2007 and 2008, he served as Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer of drugstore.com. Prior to that, Mr. du Pont served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Wawa, Inc. a chain of food markets in the mid-Atlantic region. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University. Mr. du Pont brings significant expertise in corporate governance, accounting, finance, operations, retail, information technology and investment management to the Board of Directors.
Chris Gheysens, became a director of WSFS Financial Corporation in 2017 and his current term expires at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Mr. Gheysens is President & Chief Executive Officer of Wawa, Inc. Wawa is a chain of more than 750 convenience stores located in six states and known for their fresh food and beverage and legendary customer service. Wawa is a family and associate-owned, privately-held company. Over 30,000 associates serve over 1.6 million customers every day. The company began in the early 1800’s in New Jersey with an iron foundry and a cotton and textile mill, and eventually migrated to Pennsylvania with the opening of a dairy plant in 1902. As supermarkets became more abundant in the early 1960’s, the concept to design and open Wawa retail stores became a reality with the first store opening in Folsom, PA on April 16, 1964. Today, Wawa ranks 36th on Forbes’ annual ranking of Largest Privately Held Companies and also ranks among the top ten Employee Stock Ownership Programs in the country.
Mr. Gheysens has served Wawa associates for more than nineteen years and previously held the position of Chief Financial and Administrative Officer from January 2007 to December 2011, with responsibility for all financial, legal and human resource functions. Prior to joining Wawa, Mr. Gheysens worked in the audit practice at Deloitte and Touché, LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Gheysens graduated from the Villanova University School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 1993. He obtained his Master of Business Administration from Saint Joseph’s University and was a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey. He graduated from Saint Augustine Preparatory School located in Richland, New Jersey.
Mr. Gheysens was appointed in 2013 to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). He also is the chairperson of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Villanova School of Business and is a member of the Economic and Community Advisory Committee for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He joined The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Board of Overseers in 2014 and has led the formation of their first Corporate Council. He has recently been elected to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Board of Trustees.
Rodger Levenson, 56, is President and Chief Executive Officer of WSFS Financial Corporation and its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, and a member of its Board of Directors. He assumed these roles on January 1, 2019.
Rodger has been a member of WSFS’ executive management team since he joined WSFS in 2006 as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Commercial Banking Officer. Most recently, from July 2017 to December 2018, he was the Company’s EVP and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he was EVP and Chief Corporate Development Officer from June 2016 to July 2017, interim EVP and Chief Financial Officer from April 2015 to June 2016, and EVP and Chief Commercial Banking Officer from 2006 to April 2015. Before joining WSFS, Rodger was a Senior Vice President at Citizens Bank and a member of its regional senior leadership team from 2003 to 2006. He began his banking career in 1986 in Philadelphia at CoreStates Financial (now part of Wells Fargo) and held many leadership roles during his 17-year tenure, including his final position of Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Retail and Apparel Banking Group.
An active member of the community, Rodger shares his experience and expertise to several not-for-profit and public-private organizations that promote economic development, affordable housing, access to quality education for children, and financial planning programs for low- and moderate-income communities. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC), United Way of Delaware and the Wilmington Housing Partnership. Rodger is the past Chairman of the Delaware Bankers Association and served its Board from 2011-2016. In 2015, he was appointed by the former Governor of Delaware, Jack Markell, to a three-year term on the Council of Banking which Rodger completed in full in 2018. Earlier in his career, he served on the Board of Philabundance, Greater Philadelphia’s Food Bank, and JEVS Human Services, a social service agency in Philadelphia.
Rodger earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Temple University and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University. He reinforced his leadership experiences with certifications from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Center for Creative Leadership, and Harvard Business School.
Rodger and his family reside in Greenville, Delaware.
Calvert A. Morgan, Jr., has been a director of WSFS Financial Corporation since 2004 and Vice Chairman of WSFS bank since 2006. He is the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PNC Bank, Delaware. Mr. Morgan joined the Bank of Delaware (predecessor of PNC Bank, Delaware) in 1970. He advanced through various management positions and became President and Chief Operating Officer in 1987. He was elected Chief Executive Officer in 1989 and Chairman in 1990. Mr. Morgan also served as a member of the Management Committee of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. for several years. He is a longtime member of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council, which provides budgetary advice to the Governor and General Assembly of the State of Delaware. He is a former board member and past Chairman of the Delaware Bankers Association and served on the boards of the United Way of Delaware and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as a director of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. Mr. Morgan received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Delaware and is a graduate of the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Morgan brings over 40 years of banking experience, trust, finance, risk management, lending and executive leadership expertise to the Board of Directors.
Marvin N. Schoenhals, was Chairman of WSFS Financial Corporation and WSFS Bank from 1992-2017 and has been a director since 1990. His current term expires at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. From 1990 to 2007 he also served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Schoenhals was a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh from 1997 to 2007, serving as their Chairman from 2005 to 2007. He was a member of the Brandywine Mutual Fund’s Board of Directors from 1995 to 2006. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Burris Logistics, a privately-owned distributer of frozen and dry foods. Mr. Schoenhals is a former trustee and former Chairman of the Delaware Public Policy Institute. He is a former Chairman of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and is Chairman of the Sunday Breakfast Mission. Until 2013, Mr. Schoenhals was Chairman of Vision 2015, a Delaware coalition that created and is implementing a plan to improve Delaware public education. Mr. Schoenhals received the Josiah Marvel Cup Award from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, presented annually to honor a Delawarean who has made an outstanding contribution to the state, community and society. In 2004, he was inducted into the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Mr. Schoenhals received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. Mr. Schoenhals brings almost 40 years of banking experience, finance, risk management, lending and executive management expertise to the Board of Directors.
David G. Turner, has been a director of WSFS Financial Corporation since 2013. His current term expires at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Since 2010, Mr. Turner has been Vice President, Partner, Global BAO Leader in the Banking and Financial Markets Division of Global Business Services of IBM. After retiring from Bank of America, in 2009, Mr. Turner founded Sovereign Partners Consulting, LLC working with key major banking clients world-wide focusing on strategy and IT consulting. Mr. Turner joined MBNA in 2003 as Senior Executive Vice President and, in the following year, was promoted to Group Executive to create their Research and Development Department. He served in various capacities with MBNA and its successor, Bank of America through 2009 including his role as the Information Management Transformation Executive. Prior to that, Mr. Turner was Executive Vice President and President of the Gateway Companies, San Diego, California. Mr. Turner is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Delaware State University, former director of the US Chamber of Commerce and an adjunct professor at several universities. He earned his B.S in Computer Science/Mathematics from Delaware State University, a Master of Sciences in MIS from Fairleigh Dickenson University and is an alumnus of the Dartmouth-Amos Tuck Executive MBA Education Program. Mr. Turner brings significant expertise in banking and financial markets with experience in the areas of product development, marketing, sales, analytics, technology, channels and customer experience.
Patrick J. Ward, became a director of WSFS Financial Corporation in 2016. His current term expires at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Mr. Ward has over 32 years of banking industry experience and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Pennsylvania Market President of WSFS Bank. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Penn Liberty Bank. He was an Executive Vice President of Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania from January 2003 until January 2004, overseeing and managing specialized industries, including Government Banking, Professional Banking and Not-For-Profit Businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as the Chairman and President of Citizens Bank in Delaware and a member of the Citizens Financial Group Executive Policy Committee. Prior thereto, Mr. Ward served as President and Chief Executive of Commonwealth Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Commonwealth Bank, until its acquisition by Citizens Bank in January 2003. He joined Commonwealth in 1992 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Under Mr. Ward's leadership, Commonwealth Bank grew to $1.8 billion in assets with 61 branches throughout eastern Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Commonwealth, Mr. Ward held a variety of positions at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including Vice President and Controller of Mellon Bank's Wholesale Banking Group and Vice President and Controller of its Retail Banking Group. Mr. Ward is active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Police Athletic League, Economics Pennsylvania, the Chester County Chamber Foundation and the Board of Trustees for Cabrini College. Mr. Ward is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and earned an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.