WSFS’ first person of color in the C-suite readies for role as ‘organizational change agent’
By Jeff Blumenthal Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal
Michael Conklin has lived and worked in the Midwest for his entire life, most recently serving nearly eight years as senior vice president of global human resources for the nation’s fifth-largest bank, U.S. Bancorp. He oversaw the Minneapolis-based company’s consumer and business banking units as well as payment services — leading a team of 147 human resources professionals and 46,000 employees.
The Wisconsin native has not spent much time in the Philadelphia region save for regular visits to a Folcroft facility while at ConAgra Foods. So why uproot his family and leave the massive U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) to become executive vice president and chief human resources officer for WSFS Financial Corp. (NYSE: WSFS), a company 1,100 miles away that is only a fraction the size?
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