A financial institution that just last week announced it would merge to create the state’s third-largest New Jersey-based bank has found a new human resources leader.
On Thursday, Provident Bank announced Carolyn Powell as executive vice president, chief human resource officer.
Based in the bank’s administrative headquarters in Iselin, Powell will lead overall HR strategy for the bank, including hiring and development, compensation and benefits, employee relations and human resources technology, Provident said.
“I am pleased to welcome Carolyn to Provident. She understands dynamic and diverse organizations and knows what it takes to build a best-in-class organizational culture,” said Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer John Kuntz in a prepared statement. “Her expertise in establishing and transforming human resources functions will be a welcome addition as we look to attract, engage, and develop top talent.”
With more than 25 years of experience, prior to joining Provident Powell served as vice president, Human Resources at Conduent, the bank said, – a company with 65,000 employees around the globe. She has also held senior leadership roles at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Dun & Bradstreet Corp. and ADP.