Leading the Way: Monica L. Burch - Empowering Communities, Driving Progress

Monica L. Burch appointed as southeast region chief for Community Development Banking at PNC Bank.

Her responsibilities include overseeing the regions of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Burch brings more than 20 years of professional financial experience to her new role.

She succeeds Thurman "Tony" Smith, who previously led PNC's community development and lending strategies in both the Southeast and Midwest markets.

Burch's primary focus will be on executing PNC's $88 Billion Community Benefits Plan initiated in January 2022 and continuing for several years.

The plan aims to promote economic empowerment, education, and business opportunities in diverse and low-to-moderate income communities across the southeast region.

Richard Bynum, PNC's chief corporate responsibility officer, expresses confidence in Burch's ability to enhance economic empowerment and community engagement in the region.

Before becoming southeast region chief, Burch held several senior leadership roles within PNC, including serving as senior vice president and market leader for Community Development Banking in the Philadelphia, Delaware, and Southern New Jersey (PDSJ) markets.

She also worked as a commercial credit underwriter for PNC's Business Banking team, focusing on medium-sized companies with revenues of up to $500 million and nonprofit organizations with up to $29 million in assets.