Photo Release -- WSFS Congratulates Peggy H. Eddens for Winning the 2016 Ron Shane Human Resources Lifetime Achievement Award

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, today announced Peggy H. Eddens, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Capital Officer, has received the 2016 Ron Shane Human Resources Lifetime Achievement Award.

Peggy H. Eddens

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This award, given by The SHRM Delaware State Council, Inc., is presented each year to the person who best represents a Human Resources professional in his/her daily life. Criteria for the award include dedication to the Human Resources profession, professional credentials and accomplishments, professional involvement and demonstrated HR leadership. Ms. Eddens was chosen as the individual who best exemplifies these characteristics by a five-member committee composed of SHRM Delaware State Council members and a past recipient.

Tricia Clendening, SHRM Delaware State Council Director, presented the award to Ms. Eddens, saying, “I have known Peggy for more than a decade through our volunteer, business, and community affiliations. She has always been an admirable leader and exemplifies the values we all aspire to. She is the type of person who is always willing to assist others and organizations in achieving their fullest potential.”

Ms. Eddens has been a member of the WSFS Bank Executive Leadership Team for the past 10 years and oversees Human Capital Management, Learning and Development and Associate Engagement.

“I can’t think of anyone who exemplifies these criteria more than our own Peggy Eddens,” said Mark A. Turner, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Peggy has dedicated her entire career and the past decade with WSFS to helping people and organizations grow, improve and thrive through her leadership, talent and dedication. Her energy abounds and her commitment to the community extends all across our footprint.”

Ms. Eddens is passionate about serving our community and does so in varying capacities. She serves on the Executive Committee for The Independence School Board of Trustees. She is also the Board President for the Delaware Humane Association (DHA) and leads the DHA Executive Committee. Ms. Eddens was recently named to the Advisory Board for Delaware State University and to the inaugural Board of Directors for Accelerate Delaware.

About WSFS Financial Corporation
WSFS Financial Corporation is a multi-billion dollar financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest locally-managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Delaware Valley. As of September 30, 2016, WSFS Financial Corporation had $6.6 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $14.3 billion in fiduciary assets. WSFS operates from 77 offices located in Delaware (46), Pennsylvania (29), Virginia (1) and Nevada (1) and provides comprehensive financial services including commercial banking, retail banking, cash management and trust and wealth management. Other subsidiaries or divisions include Christiana Trust, WSFS Wealth Investments, Cypress Capital Management, LLC, Powdermill Financial Solutions, West Capital Management, Cash Connect®, WSFS Mortgage and Arrow Land Transfer. Serving the Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS Bank is one of the ten oldest banks in the United States continuously operating under the same name. For more information, please visit

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