Gerald P. Plush
Sr. Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Risk Officer, Webster Bank and Webster Financial Corporation
Jerry Plush is senior executive vice president and chief financial officer for Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) and Webster Bank, N.A., and also serves as Webster’s chief risk officer. He is responsible for overseeing all the financial activities of Webster and its subsidiaries, consisting of accounting, treasury, corporate and business finance, corporate development and investor relations. In addition, as chief risk officer, he is responsible for Webster’s corporate security, audit, compliance, operating risk and credit risk functions. Plush is also responsible for Webster’s government and institutional banking line of business, and was recently given responsibility to lead corporate strategy.
Before joining Webster in July 2006, Plush spent 11 years with MBNA America in Wilmington, Del., most recently as senior executive vice president and managing director of Corporate Development and Acquisitions. In this position, he was responsible for the diversification into new lines of businesses and portfolio acquisitions in both the domestic and international markets. Prior to this position, Plush was senior executive vice president and chief financial officer for MBNA’s North American Operations where he was responsible for all finance functions related to MBNA's U.S. Card, Consumer Finance and Canadian operations.
Plush also was senior vice president and chief financial officer for Progress Financial of Blue Bell, Pa. before his time at MBNA. In this role, he was responsible for the marketing, human resources, investor relations, operations, MIS and finance functions of this publicly-traded bank.
Plush earned a B.S. in accounting from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Financial Services Roundtable and Financial Executives International. He is a member of the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, and previously served on the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House of Delaware and the board of trustees for Upland County Day School in Kennett Square, Pa.
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