Penn Community Bank announced that Bernard Tynes, senior vice president and director of marketing and data analytics, has been recognized as a top diverse business leader in the region by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
“Diversity, equity and inclusion – from race and ethnicity to gender identity and sexuality – have become top of mind for businesses across the country over the last year. In an already diverse region, Greater Philadelphia companies have a wealth of talent from different backgrounds who are making an impact on the region and its business community through their leadership,” said Lisa Dukart, associate editor of the Philadelphia Business Journal. “Celebrating that breadth of diversity, the Philadelphia Business Journal is proud to honor 25 diverse business leaders who have demonstrated success in their respective fields and made significant contributions through philanthropic endeavors.”
“I am honored to receive this recognition from the Philadelphia Business Journal,” said Tynes. “Over the past year, we’ve seen a courageous conversation – both talking and listening – across the region about social justice and inclusion. While the conversation may still be uncomfortable for many, it’s no longer taboo. Ultimately, it’s this conversation that fosters hope and a path forward.”
In his role at Penn Community Bank, Tynes leads all facets of the institution’s marketing and community relations efforts, including a recent repositioning of the institution’s mission-based brand. He is a founding member of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Advisory Council, and serves on the association’s board of directors. He is also a board member of United Way of Bucks County. Tynes has been recognized as one of the regions Forty Under 40 by the Philadelphia Business Journal and one of Philadelphia’s most influential African Americans by The Philadelphia Tribune.