CFG Bank announced the promotion of Chris Chick to chief operating officer.
In his role, Chick will oversee all personal and commercial banking and lending operations, working closely with the team to continue leveraging the company’s unique structure and robust product offerings to support client needs and goals, and supporting the company’s long-term objectives. He will maintain his role as chief lending officer.
With more than 30 years of commercial banking experience, Chick joined the team in 2019, as executive vice president and chief lending officer. During his tenure, he has been instrumental to company growth, most recently leading the team as they expanded into the cannabis industry, becoming one of the few banks to offer lending services to businesses nationwide.
Beyond banking, Chick is actively involved in CFG Bank’s many community initiatives that aim to create a positive impact on CFG’s employees, clients and communities. He works directly with Chairman Jack Dwyer and President/CEO Bill Wiedel to identify and develop initiatives for community organizations that focus on education and helping disadvantaged populations pursue opportunities to foster hope and improve their everyday lives.
Prior to CFG Bank, Chick served as executive vice president and chief lending officer at Severn Bank. He was also senior vice president, commercial executive at Susquehanna Bank for 23 years.
ABOUT CHRIS CHICK
Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Maryland; Master of Science in finance from the University of Baltimore
If you had not chosen your current profession, what profession would you choose and why?
I would want to be a college football coach.
My wife and I recently built a vacation home in Holden Beach, N.C. and we love spending time there as much as we can.
When I want to relax, I ….
Spend time with family.
“Good to Great,” by Jim Collins. There are a lot of great concepts in this book. It is based on the reality that most people are satisfied with being good not great. It is about culture, discipline, unique leadership and hiring people with the right mind set being more important than skill set. Good is the enemy of great. Being the best means there is no room for mediocre thinking.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” — Peter Drucker