Gary S. OlsonPRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Gary S. Olson has been President and Chief Executive Officer of ESSA Bank & Trust since 2000. Mr. Olson began his career at ESSA Bank & Trust in 1977. Mr. Olson is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University. Mr. Olson has been a director of the Company since its inception and a director of ESSA Bank & Trust since 2000. Mr. Olson's extensive banking experience and knowledge of local markets enhance the breadth of experience of the Board of Directors.
Peter A. GraySENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Peter A. Gray was appointed Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer in January 2022. In December 2017, Mr. Gray was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer. Mr. Gray joined the Bank in March of 2017 as an Executive Vice President, Director of Strategic Initiatives. Previously, Mr. Gray served in various executive positions at National Penn Bank in Allentown, as well as at other financial institutions.
Allan A. MutoEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Allan A. Muto has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ESSA Bank & Trust since January 2006. Prior to that time, Mr. Muto served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operation Officer beginning in 2001. Mr. Muto previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Pioneer American Bank, N.A. in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.
Charles D. HangenEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF RISK OFFICER
Charles D. Hangen was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer in January 2022. In August, 2015, Mr. Hangen was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that time, Mr. Hangen served as Senior Vice President, Lending Services Division beginning in 2014. Mr. Hangen joined ESSA Bank & Trust as Vice President, Credit Administration in August 2012. Previously, Mr. Hangen served as Vice President of Lending for First Star Bank from 2004 through August 2012.
Thomas J. GrayuskiSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES DIVISION
Thomas J. Grayuski was appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources Services Division in May 2017. Prior to that Mr. Grayuski served as Vice President, Human Resources Services Division since 2000 and joined ESSA Bank & Trust in 1996.
Board of Directors
Robert C. Selig Jr.Chairman
Robert C. Selig, Jr. has served as President of Selig Construction Company since 1972. Selig Construction Company focuses on its landscape and nursery business. Mr. Selig is a graduate of West Side Area Vocational/Technical School. Mr. Selig has been a director of the Company since its inception and a director of ESSA Bank & Trust since 1990. Mr. Selig’s experience as a local businessman focusing on real estate matters is of great value to the Board of Directors.
Joseph S. Durkin
Joseph S. Durkin is Executive Vice President of Reilly Associates, a firm established in 1930 and headquartered in Pittston, Pennsylvania which provides engineering, environmental, and surveying services to clients. He has overseen engineering projects throughout Pennsylvania and New York. He has provided guidance for project management, engineering, finance, and scheduling among numerous other activities. Durkin previously held analytical positions with Rohm and Haas Company, FMC Corporation and Chevron Research Company, and is a partner in Northeast Infrastructure LLC, a service-disabled veteran owned small business, which provides project development services. He holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Chicago and is active in numerous local philanthropic and professional organizations. Mr. Durkin’s extensive business experience is of significant benefit to the Board and led to his appointment to the Board of Directors in 2016.
Christine D. Gordon, Esq.
Christine D. Gordon is Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer at Olympus Corporation of the Americas. She is responsible for overseeing Olympus’ Compliance program across all business groups in the Americas. She formerly spent seven years in public service as an Assistant District Attorney in the City of Philadelphia. Ms. Gordon earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lehigh University, holds a law degree from Villanova University, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Ms. Gordon’s experience as an attorney and a compliance officer provides a unique perspective to the Board and led to her appointment to the Board of Directors in 2016.
Daniel J. Henning
Daniel J. Henning is the Owner of A. C. Henning Enterprises, Inc., builder developers of multi-family and commercial projects in the Pocono area. Mr. Henning is also a partner in AMD/Henning Leasing a family real estate holding partnership. He has previously served on several public authorities in Monroe County. Mr. Henning has been a director of the Company since its inception and a director of ESSA Bank & Trust since 1995. Mr. Henning’s experience as a real estate developer and a local business owner led to his appointment to the Board of Directors in 1995.
Philip H. Hosbach IV
Philip H. Hosbach, IV is a retired executive from Sanofi Pasteur where he was Vice President, Global Public Affairs for Vaccines. He is currently an independent consultant working with pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. His prior roles with Sanofi Pasteur included Vice President, New Products and Immunization Policy and Vice President, US Vaccine Public Affairs. He was also a member of Sanofi Pasteur’s board of directors and executive committee. Mr. Hosbach was previously a director of the Company from 2014 to 2016 at which time he resigned following his acceptance of a career assignment overseas. Mr. Hosbach is a respected senior leader with over 31 years of experience, holding executive positions in clinical research, research and development, advocacy, government relations, and commercial operations, including marketing and sales. His interdisciplinary expertise ranges in public affairs, global corporate governance, public policy, and U.S. federal and state government relations. Mr. Hosbach’s significant government relations, marketing and sales experience are of great benefit to the Board of Directors.
Gary S. Olson
Gary S. Olson has been President and Chief Executive Officer of ESSA Bank & Trust since 2000. Mr. Olson began his career at ESSA Bank & Trust in 1977. Mr. Olson is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University. Mr. Olson has been a director of the Company since its inception and a director of ESSA Bank & Trust since 2000. Mr. Olson’s extensive banking experience and knowledge of local markets enhance the breadth of experience of the Board of Directors.
Elizabeth Bensinger Weekes
Elizabeth B. Weekes has been a partner in the law firm Bensinger and Weekes, LLC since 1987. Ms. Weekes’s practice focuses on real estate, civil litigation, domestic relations, banking, municipalities, and estates. Ms. Weekes is a graduate of Colgate University and Dickinson School of Law. Ms. Weekes has been a director of the Company since its inception and a director of ESSA Bank & Trust since 1998. Ms. Weekes’s experience as a real estate attorney provides a unique perspective to the Board of Directors.
Tina Q. Richardson Ph.D.
Dr. Tina Q. Richardson is Chancellor of Penn State University’s Lehigh Valley campus. As Chancellor of the campus, she is responsible for all managerial decisions related to strategic planning, academics, student experiences, financial resource management and facilities management. She was formerly associate dean of academic affairs at Drexel University School of Education and served twenty years as a faculty member at Lehigh University. Dr. Richardson received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s and doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland. She currently serves on the board of directors for Good Shepard Penn Partners, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Lehigh Valley Partnership and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Dr. Richardson resides in Bethlehem, PA. Dr. Richardson’s experience with institutional governance, education and the Lehigh Valley community will provide significant benefit and perspective to the Board of Directors and led to her appointment to the Board of Directors in December 2020.
Carolyn P. Stennett Esq.
Carolyn P. Stennett is Vice President, Human Resources at Victaulic Company. She leads their global human resources team and is responsible for all aspects of Victaulic’s people strategy that supports Victaulic’s strategic growth and corporate objectives. She was formerly the deputy director and general counsel for the National Head Start Association and assistant general counsel for United Technologies Corporation. Ms. Stennett received her B.S. in chemistry from Howard University, Master of Public Administration from Harvard University Kennedy School and J.D. from Boston College Law School. She currently serves on the board of trustees for the Allentown Art Museum and Cedar Crest College. Ms. Stennett resides in Allentown, PA. Ms. Stennett’s experience as an attorney and as a human resource professional will provide significant benefit and perspective to the Board and led to her appointment to the Board of Directors in December of 2020.