MetaBank®, N.A., an industry leading financial enablement provider, announced the appointment of Catherine McGlown to the newly created role of Vice President of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) and Community Impact. Effective November 16, Catherine reports to Anthony Sharett, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary.
Catherine will lead advancing and sustaining an effective and measurable ESG strategy in alignment with executive leadership, the board of directors and MetaBank’s corporate values. She will also lead MetaBank’s community impact outreach efforts, overseeing the development and execution of initiatives for expanding the company’s relationships with nonprofits and community organizations. Together these initiatives will strengthen MetaBank’s corporate citizenship and ESG efforts and advance its positive impact across the diverse and underserved communities it supports.
“We created this role to align and enhance our organization’s core business model with the full breadth of benefits ESG and community impact efforts create for our employees, partners, key stakeholders and the community,” said Brad Hanson, Co-President and CEO of MetaBank. “Catherine brings a proven track record and deep expertise in leading these initiatives and we are excited to collaborate with her to build our organization’s abilities in these areas.”
Catherine joins MetaBank from insurer Humana, where over the course of the last 12 years she directed the company’s corporate social responsibility programs and related communication efforts. Catherine holds a Master of Business Administration from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College. She is also certified in Corporate Citizenship Management and Global Reporting Initiative Standards.
“I am excited to work with MetaBank’s leadership team to embrace their vision and elevate their values into a comprehensive, progressive ESG strategy,” remarked Catherine McGlown. “I look forward to building upon MetaBank’s existing support to underserved communities to enhance that impact.”