TOP 25 WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Susan Hubble

One of the things Susan L. Hubble loves most about working in information technology (IT) at Peoples Security Bank and Trust Co. is the ability it gives her to work with every employee in the organization.

"I have been able to experience how different departments help each other and how each contributes to the bank's mission to help our customers achieve their own goals," she said. "My passion has been to work hard, have integrity and do everything I can to contribute to the success of the team and to always keep learning."

In her current role, she leads a team of IT professionals who support the technology needs of the bank. Her responsibilities include IT strategy, business continuity services, including all technology and business customer operation services.

Her career began when she re-joined the workforce after her children became school age. Not sure what she wanted to do, she accepted a temporary job in the purchasing department of a train manufacturer, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB). She was soon hired full-time and later moved to the IT department, then onto managing the department. Upon returning to the Scranton area for her husband's work, she continued to work remotely from home for the global company before many companies were doing that.

Hubble's career in banking began when a friend recommended Penn Security Bank as a great place to work. In 2013, Penn Security Bank and Peoples Neighborhood Bank merged together to create Peoples Security Bank and Trust Co. and has grown to 30 locations in eastern Pennsylvania.

"It is still the same great place to work and the best team to be on," she said.

Employed at the bank for 20 years, she has held several positions in the IT department throughout the years, beginning in systems support, was later promoted to manager and has since been promoted to the executive team.

She had several mentors throughout her career, but Laura Segave, her manager in her early years, and more recently, Debbie Adams, led by example and encouraged her to be a lifelong learner.

During her career, she has taken additional classes at Elmira College, Rochester Institute of Technology and Keystone College. She became a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and completed study at the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Advanced School of Banking.

Hubble is grateful to her husband, David, and to her children who have always supported and encouraged her to go further and to be the best that she can be.

"I would not have been able to have this wonderful career without their infinite support," she said.

The businesswoman volunteers with Life Catalyst, an organization that assists individuals and families who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. She volunteers at her church and a few local businesses consulting on technology projects, in her free time.

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