Northwest Bank Promotes Cameron Skelton to Vice President, Talent Management and Chief Inclusion Officer

February 1, 2023

Warren, Pennsylvania – Northwest Bank, a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, today announced the promotion of Cameron Skelton as vice president, talent management and chief inclusion officer. During her nine-year career as talent development manager for Northwest, Skelton has been responsible for the design and implementation of professional development and training plans for all bank employees. The announcement was shared by Louis Torchio, president and CEO, Northwest Bank.

“Cameron has been an integral part of Northwest’s talent acquisition and management growth efforts since 2014 and we couldn’t be prouder of Cameron as she elevates into her new role as chief inclusion officer,” Torchio said. “Diversity is vital for Northwest’s ability to grow and innovate and having led our talent development strategies across the bank, Cameron has proven to be vital in leading this incredibly important work.”

In her new role, Skelton will lead the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in support of the bank’s strategic objectives that will create a working and learning environment of opportunity for all employees. Skelton will also oversee Northwest’s newly launched Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)as an integral component of the bank’s commitment to create an inclusive culture and foster a sense of belonging within the company.

Of her new opportunity, Skelton said, “It is an honor to lead Northwest Bank’s strategic talent management and inclusion efforts alongside our dedicated team of banking professionals. I look forward to leveraging my previous experience to continue serving and supporting our valued team of employees and customers in this new role.”

Skelton earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in organizational management and leadership from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Skelton has also earned a Leadership Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University, as well as her instructor certifications in 360-Degree Feedback Coaching, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and Succession Planning.

Skelton is active in her community currently serving on the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Diversity and Inclusion Executive Committee, Pennsylvania Bankers Association Member Engagement and Development Policy Committee, and Struthers Library Theatre Board of Trustees.

Skelton resides in Warren, Pennsylvania with her husband, Tom and their two sons.


About Northwest

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Northwest Bancshares, Inc. is the bank holding company of Northwest Bank. Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Northwest Bank is a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, as well as treasury management solutions and wealth management services. As of December 31, 2022, Northwest operated 142 full-service community banking offices and eight free standing drive-through facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Indiana. The common stock of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market ("NWBI"). Additional information regarding Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and Northwest Bank can be accessed on-line at