Rodger Levenson, 58, is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of WSFS Financial Corporation and its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank. He assumed these roles on January 1, 2019.
Rodger has been a member of WSFS’ Executive Management team since joining the Company in 2006. He has held several leadership roles over the span of his more than 13 years of service to WSFS most recently as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer from July 2017 to December 2018. He was previously WSFS’ 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.
Prior to his WSFS tenure, Rodger was a Senior Vice President at Citizens Bank—from 2003 to 2006—and a member of its regional senior leadership team. He began his banking career in 1986 in Philadelphia at CoreStates Financial (now part of Wells Fargo) where he led several business units over 17 years.
An active member of the Greater Delaware Valley community, Rodger lends his experience and expertise to several local 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. His community service spans memberships on several Boards of Directors, including The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC) and the United Way of Delaware. As an Executive Board Member of The Wilmington Alliance and a Member of the Delaware Business Roundtable, Rodger also champions the revitalization and economic growth of Wilmington, Del., where WSFS was founded and remains headquartered. Rodger was the Chairman of the Delaware Bankers Association from 2014 to 2016 and served its Board from 2011-2016.
A native of Broomall, Pa., Rodger earned a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Temple 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.
Arthur J. Bacci joined WSFS as EVP and Chief Wealth Officer in April 2018. Prior to joining WSFS, Art was a Vice President at Principal Financial Group, a diversified global investment management firm, where he most recently served as Head of Principal’s Hong Kong business from 2013 to 2018. Art joined Principal in 2002 as chief financial officer of Principal Trust Company (in Delaware). He subsequently was named CEO/President of the trust company and Principal Bank. He began his career with Bank of America and has held management positions with the William E. Simon & Sons private equity group and with a fin-tech company involved with financial advisory and trading products.
Art received his BS in Finance from San Jose State and a MBA from Santa Clara University. He has also participated in leadership and management programs at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.
Art and his wife Karen reside in Wilmington. They have three grown children who grew up in West Chester, PA.
Lisa Brubaker is EVP and the Chief Technology Officer of WSFS Financial Corporation. She joined WSFS in 1986. As the head of the Operations & Technology Division, Ms. Brubaker oversees the deployment of critical technology platforms and applications, enhancements to customer-facing solutions, improvements to operational efficiency, and the oversight of data security.
Ms. Brubaker has held a variety of leadership roles with increasing responsibilities throughout her WSFS career. She was most recently SVP and Director of Retail Strategy, a multifaceted assignment that included the planning and execution of the Company’s retail-banking blueprint, management of the Customer channel delivery strategy, branch development and design, optimization of the branch network, and management of the Bank’s Customer contact center. Additionally, she was responsible for expanding the Bank’s consumer lending market share and provided leadership to the small business banking team on product design and services. Ms. Brubaker also has an extensive background in project management and mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Brubaker serves on the Board of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, a watershed conservation organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Castle County, Delaware, and volunteers for the Delaware Nature Society, Girls Inc. of Delaware and the Delaware Humane Association. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and a current Aresty Scholar at the Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education where she is completing a Certificate of Professional Development.
Born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, she resides in Bear, Delaware, with her spouse and their dogs.
Dominic C. Canuso joined WSFS in June 2016 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 2006 to 2016, he was Finance Director at Barclays’ US Credit Card Business, most recently serving as Line of Business CFO. Prior to Barclays, he was at Advanta Bank and Arthur Andersen Consulting.
As a member of the senior management team at Barclaycard, the fastest-growing top 10 credit card issuer in the United States, Mr. Canuso was responsible for corporate and business forecasting, planning and analysis, balance sheet management, strategic planning and business performance analysis. In addition, he designed and led governance around the creation of a new deal approval process and committee which analyzed and evaluated acquisition and partnership opportunities. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Canuso has gained comprehensive and diverse experience in finance, forecasting, marketing, investment optimization and decisioning.
A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, native, Mr. Canuso is a 1998 graduate of Villanova University. He earned his Executive MBA from Villanova in 2006. Mr. Canuso is a charter holder and member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. Mr. Canuso resides with his family in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Steve Clark joined WSFS Bank in 2002 and has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer since May 2016. From 2002 thru 2006, Mr. Clark led and managed the establishment of the Middle Market lending unit, and in 2007 became Division Manager of the Business Banking and Middle Market Divisions. Prior to 2002, he spent 23 years in various commercial banking positions at PNC Bank and its predecessor companies.
Mr. Clark received his MBA in Finance from Widener University and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Delaware. During his career, he has served on the boards of numerous local organizations including the YMCA of Delaware, Gilpin Hall and Delaware Contractors Association.
Mr. Clark resides in Hockessin, Delaware.
Peggy H. Eddens is Executive Vice President and the Chief Associate and Customer Experience Officer. She joined WSFS in 2007 as Executive Vice President and Director of Human Capital Management, later becoming Chief Human Capital Officer in 2012. Prior to joining WSFS, she served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Development at NexTier Bank in Butler, Pa., from 2003-2007. Her financial services career began in Pittsburgh, Pa., at Mellon Bank where she held a variety of human resources management, training and business partnership positions for over a 20-year span, culminating in the role of First Vice President and Regional Human Resources Director for Citizens Bank following a merger. She earned her M.S. in Human Resource Management from LaRoche College and her B.S. in Business Administration from Robert Morris University.
Peggy is very involved in the community. She serves as the Board President for the Delaware Humane Association (DHA) and leads the DHA Executive Committee. Peggy is a member of the University of Delaware Employer Advisory group and has served as the program director for the University of Delaware School of Continuing Studies for the Strategic Human Capital Certificate program. Peggy also serves on the faculty for the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wis. She volunteers as a guest presenter for various local colleges and has been a keynote speaker for affiliated organizations across the country.
Peggy is married to her high school sweetheart, Greg, and they have two sons. She and her husband live in Hockessin, Del. Her hobbies include bird watching, walking, reading and shopping! And Peggy is a die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan too!
Paul S. Greenplate joined WSFS in 1999 and prior to his leadership role in the Risk Division, he served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. As Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, Mr. Greenplate will oversee all independent Risk Management functions including, Credit Risk Management, Real Estate Services, Asset Recovery, Enterprise Risk Management, Legal, Internal Audit, Loan Review and Regulatory Compliance.Mr. Greenplate has been very active in his church, Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Landenberg. He serves as an elder and takes part in the worship and music ministry. He is also the Treasurer of the Board of Good Neighbors Home Repair.Mr. Greenplate grew up in Delaware and graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He resides in Landenberg, PA with his wife. They have six children and three grandchildren.
Patrick J. Ward joined WSFS in August 2016 as Executive Vice President, Pennsylvania Market President. He also serves on the Board of Directors of WSFS Financial Corporation. Mr. Ward has over 32 years of banking industry experience and previously 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.
Richard M. Wright has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer since March 2006. Prior to joining WSFS he was Executive Vice President Retail Banking and Marketing at DNB First (Downingtown, PA) from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Marketing at Firstrust Bank (Conshohocken, PA) from 1995 to 2003. Mr. Wright's other experience includes retail banking and marketing positions at Mellon Bank (Philadelphia, PA), Saudi Hollandi Bank (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Old Kent Bank (Grand Rapids, MI) and Sears Savings Bank (Glendale, CA). He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Council on Economic Education. Previously, he was Vice President of the Executive Committee of the Delaware Humane Association’s Board of Directors, and was a board member of the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley. Mr. Wright holds a B.A. in Marketing and Economics from Cal State Fullerton and an M.B.A. from USC as well as life, health, property and casualty agent and broker licenses.