We believe the true essence of diversity and inclusion is providing a safe and productive environment where every individual feels comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. We take pride in creating a culture that celebrates the unique talents and contributions of each individual. We recognize that by fostering an atmosphere of belonging, our colleagues will feel motivated to perform to their highest potential and inspired to help us be the better bank.
TD Bank's commitment to diversity and inclusion is not only core to who we are; it's critical to our business success. As the human bank, it's imperative that we seek ways to better understand and respect one another, and reflect the brilliant diversity of the communities we proudly serve.
ACHIEVING GREAT THINGS TOGETHER
Respecting and honoring our differences is part of TD Bank's DNA. But we take it one step further. We believe it's important to embrace our shared experiences too. We've learned that diversity and inclusion enables each individual to achieve his or her full potential while helping us achieve our common mission of enriching the lives of our customers, colleagues and communities.
LIVING OUR MISSION
How do we bring our commitment to diversity and inclusion to life? We place the same value on delivering against our success in this area as we do with our strategic and business objectives. Every leader in our organization is held accountable for our success by:
At TD, we celebrate the dedication of all military personnel for their bravery and commitment to their country.
As a Human Resource Business Partner supporting the Shared Services division of TD Bank, I partner with Shared Services Executives to support their business goals and objectives. My responsibilities include supporting the business strategy and executing on key initiatives along with providing HR support to a portfolio of leaders.
Prior to joining TD Bank in 2012, I worked at Alstom, Grid, Inc. where, as an HR Generalist and then HR Business Partner for multiple business lines, I led projects in the areas of performance management, organizational design, Lean Manufacturing, compensation, and integration. Prior to that I spent 7 years in the U.S. Army where I served as a Combat Medic and Squad Leader. During my service I completed the Primary Leadership Development Course, earned the Expert Field Medic Badge, and completed combat tour in the Middle East.
I earned a B.S. in Human Resource Management with a minor in Psychology and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership both from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Use your military experience to your advantage, it may be different than others, but no less valuable. You may initially feel behind entering the workforce but you enhance your long term career ceiling with experiences and thinking that will get you where you want to go.
As a Project Manager, it is my goal to provide advice and guidance to business partners and project teams in order to manage and deliver the project outcomes that are in alignment to established costs, timing, deliverable and scope objectives. The Project Manager role allows me to assist and leverage other project team members in developing innovative approaches to create solutions to resolve problems and issues as well as mitigate any risks within the project scope. Communication is a key tool as a Project Manager, and being able to provide executive sponsors, stakeholders, and project teams with the appropriate communication throughout the project life cycle will help build consensus, relationships, and ultimately deliver the key project deliverables.
My advice would be to learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable and network right away! Being uncomfortable means there is opportunity for growth, so don't be afraid to ask questions, give your opinion, or fall forward because failure is not an option. Building and growing a network is crucial and will provide you with resources and tools throughout your career you can leverage, as well as form important relationships for your future.
My role is to proactively approach enabling people to be ready, willing and capable of doing their jobs effectively once business changes are implemented, while reducing risk to stakeholders.
Embracing change with an open mind and take all coaching as an opportunity to grow.
As Vice President Commercial Lending of TD Bank, I have been instrumental in helping businesses and nonprofits find banking solutions to ensure they have all the banking tools necessary to successfully complete their mission.
I am a graduate of The University of Maryland at College Park's Smith School of Business. After graduating college I volunteered for service in the United States Marine Corps, serving as an Artillery Officer for the 1st Marine Division and honorably discharged from active duty service in 2005. I gained my Master's degree from Loyola University in Baltimore Maryland and was a successful entrepreneur in the Restaurant industry prior to joining TD Bank in 2012. I currently serve on: the Board for the Camden County Workforce Development Board, Vice Chair and Youth Investment Committee Chair of the Camden County Workforce Development Board, the board of Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network, the board of Regional Business Assistance Corporation and the board of the South Jersey Tourism Corporation.
Always try your best, keep your word, don't worry about what other people are doing, worry about yourself and always try to help your peers.