“Provident Salutes” to embrace veterans, military family members and military advocates

ISELIN, NJ (November 11, 2022): Provident banka leading financial institution based in New Jersey, hosted a celebration at its corporate headquarters to announce the launch of its newest employee resource group (ERG), Provident Salutes.

The mission of Provident Salutes is to embrace the proud community of veterans, military family members, and military advocates, while providing a platform for education and support for veterans in the workplace. Additionally, the ERG will develop and recommend programs to enrich veterans’ experiences, increase awareness of veterans’ contributions, expand the Bank’s reach with veteran and military organizations in the community, and provide opportunities networking with veterans across the organization.

“This initiative is consistent with our commitment to improve the employee experience at Provident Bank,” said Xavia Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Senior Human Resources and Diversity Partner. “Members of Provident Salutes will work together to identify topics, content and initiatives that will support veterans and active service members across the organization,” Ms. Mitchell added.

Joseph Chinnici, banking center manager at Provident’s Wyckoff, NJ branch, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Operation Enduring Freedom and former commanding officer of the Allendale, NJ Veterans of Foreign Wars, will serve as the group’s chairman. Rebeca Merendino, an information security analyst at the Bank and a veteran of the military, who previously served in Operation Spartan Shield, will serve as vice president.

Pictured (L to R): Chris Martin, Executive Chairman, Provident Bank; Xavia Mitchell; Francisco Cortes, president of the New Jersey State Veterans’ Chamber of Commerce; Joseph Chinnici; Rebecca Merendino.


About Provident Bank

Provident Bank, a community-oriented financial institution providing “commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFS), which reported assets of 13.60 billion as of September 30, 2022 With $10.69 billion in deposits, Provident Bank offers a full range of financial products and services through its network of branches in northern and central New Jersey, as well as in the Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania and Nassau and Queens counties in New York. The Bank also provides trust and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company, and insurance services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Provident Protection Plus, Inc. For more information about Provident Bank, visit www.provident.bank or join the conversations on Facebook (ProvidentBank) and Twitter (@ProvidentBank).

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