Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York, was officially appointed Wednesday as Chairman of the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
More than 1,300 regional business leaders attended the 212th annual meeting of the chamber, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Pennsylvania Convention Center to welcome Fitzpatrick and thank outgoing Chairman William P. Hankowsky, the Chairman, President and CEO of Liberty Property Trust. NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell was the featured speaker for the breakfast meeting.
“We look forward to a rewarding and promising year with Dan at the helm because of his deep knowledge and understanding of the Philadelphia region’s economy,” said GPCC President and CEO Rob Wonderling. “With Dan’s leadership, the Chamber will continue to attract, retain and grow jobs.”
Fitzpatrick, who was born, raised and educated in Philadelphia, joined Citizens Bank in 2007. He serves on Citizens Financial Group’s Executive Leadership Group, the company’s senior leadership team.
Fitzpatrick has served on the board and executive committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, as well as the chamber’s CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council). The CEO Council is a group of key business and civic executives committed to the growth and prosperity of the 11-county region through its work on high-impact initiatives designed to stimulate jobs and new business opportunities. As the Chairman of the CEO Council’s Human Capital Working Group, Fitzpatrick has focused on programs and initiatives aimed at developing a steady and talented supply of quality workers in the region.
“It’s truly an honor to serve as chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce,” said Fitzpatrick. “I want to thank outgoing chairman Bill Hankowsky for his leadership and look forward to promoting economic growth, jobs and a competitive business climate throughout the region.”
Fitzpatrick is well-known in the Philadelphia region for his involvement in the community and with community groups. He served as chairman of the CEO Ambassadors for 21st Century Skills, a business advocacy organization focused on strengthening public education and providing students with job preparedness skills. He also serves on the board of directors of the Urban Affairs Coalition and is a member of the executive committee of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is a member of the board of trustees of La Salle University, and is a member of the board of directors of the Franklin Institute, The Wistar Institute, and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, among others.
About Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania
Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania is a state-chartered bank with dual headquarters in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. It has 379 branches and 1,025 ATMs throughout Pennsylvania. It also operates 12 retail branches and 104 ATMs in southern New Jersey, and a commercial loan office and 17 ATMs in Virginia. It is a subsidiary of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $129 billion commercial bank holding company headquartered in Providence, R.I.
RBS Citizens Financial Group, through its subsidiaries, has more than 1,400 branches, approximately 3,700 ATMs and approximately 18,940 colleagues. Its two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A., and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. They operate a 12-state branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont; and the Charter One brand in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. RBSCFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in more than 30 states. RBSCFG is owned by RBS (the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). RBSCFG’s website is citizensbank.com.