News | July 09, 2024

Northwest Bank Appoints Brenda Yurick as Chief Sustainability Officer

Columbus, Ohio (July 9, 2024) – Northwest Bank, a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking solutions, has appointed Brenda Yurick as its chief sustainability officer. 
Yurick will work closely with the executive team, including Northwest’s chief inclusion officer, to champion the bank’s growing cultural and sustainability efforts. 
In this role, Yurick will spearhead the bank’s sustainability initiatives, driving efforts to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into the core business strategy. 
“We are pleased to name Brenda as Northwest’s new chief sustainability officer,” said President and CEO Lou Torchio. “Her extensive experience in law, strategic business operations and sustainability aligns perfectly with our vision of fostering a responsible and forward-thinking financial institution."

 As deputy chief counsel, Yurick works with the Northwest legal team, primarily supporting the commercial lending and real estate areas of the bank and providing strategic legal guidance to support the bank's growth and operations. She is also an advisor and executive sponsor of the bank’s LEAD for Women Employee Resource Group. 

With more than 25 years of experience before joining Northwest, she primarily practiced real estate development law with firms and commercial development companies in the Pittsburgh area.
Of her new opportunity, Yurick said, “I am excited to contribute to the growing sustainability efforts of Northwest. I look forward to working with our management team and employees to drive meaningful social impact, focus on risks related to sustainability and protect and empower all of our stakeholders – from the employee to the investor."

Yurick holds a Juris Doctor degree in Law from Suffolk University in Boston. She currently resides in the Pittsburgh area.

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