Marissa Weidner is Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer of Webster Bank (NYSE: WBS), a leading commercial bank with more than $71 billion in assets.
In her role, Marissa is responsible for the oversight and execution of a $6.5 billion Community Investment Strategy. Her responsibilities include oversight of all community-facing activities across the company, including Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Fair and Responsible Banking, Community Investment, Engagement and Philanthropy; Government Relations and Public Affairs; Supplier Diversity and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts. In addition, she is responsible for the oversight of Webster’s Business Resource Groups’ focus on community partnerships, volunteerism, and charitable giving.
Marissa most recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Sterling National Bank, where she was responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization.
Prior to joining Sterling, she served as President of the Westchester County Association, where she executed the BLUEPRINT for Westchester, a multi-million-dollar, multi-year private-sector initiative to revitalize Westchester’s economy. Before joining the Westchester County Association, she served as Vice President of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation.
Marissa serves as Co-President on the Board of Directors for the College of Westchester’s Charitable Foundation and is also serving on the Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County’s Board of Directors. She has previously served on the boards of Volunteer New York, the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, the Westchester/Putnam Workforce Investment Board, the Advisory Board of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies and the Leadership Advisory Council of the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester.
A graduate of Fordham University, she earned a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Effectiveness from the Manhattanville College School of Business.