The Buck Stops With the Board

Leadership and effective decision-making form the foundation of long-term success. “The board has always managed this company with the goal of sustainable long-term performance, high performance,” says Rodger Levenson, chairman and CEO of WSFS Financial Corp. “Every discussion, every decision and every strategic plan that we put together is looked [at] through that lens.” To put it simply, the buck stops with the board. For this reason, Bank Director’s 2021 RankingBanking study – which examined the building blocks of long-term performance across 10 categories – incorporated an analysis of each bank’s board, relying primarily on proxy statements to understand governance…

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Emily McCormick

Vice President of Editorial & Research

Emily McCormick is Vice President of Editorial & Research for Bank Director. Emily oversees research projects, from in-depth reports to Bank Director’s annual surveys on M&A, risk, compensation, governance and technology. She also manages content for the Bank Services Program. In addition to regularly speaking and moderating discussions at Bank Director’s in-person and virtual events, Emily regularly writes and edits for Bank Director magazine and She started her career in the circulation department at the Knoxville News-Sentinel, and graduated summa cum laude from The University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Business.