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Joanne Ryder

1996 , Media Studies


Chief Administration Officer, Beneficial


Ryder has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. In her current role, she oversees Beneficial’s functional areas and strategic vision. She led multiple digital initiatives and played a key role in Beneficial’s successful transition to a fully public company and the successful mergers and integration of Conestoga Bank and St. Edmond’s Bank. She also formalized Beneficial’s employee volunteer program. Ryder previously held marketing roles at Commerce Bank and Firstrust Bank. Ryder is a member of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women’s board, Speak Up! board and works closely with Beneficial’s Risk, Compensation, Governance and CRA/Foundation Board Committees. Ryder earned her B. A. in communications from Penn State, and her MBA at Villanova University.