Our Mission Statement


At Valley, we believe our associates are our greatest assets and our people represent the communities we serve


We strive to foster a strong and inclusive culture that is committed to providing the highest quality of service to our customers, the communities in which we operate, and each other.  We encourage everyone to expand their points of view, to be open-minded and to seek to understand our individual differences.  Valley embraces and values the unique perspective each employee brings to the workplace.  Our diverse workforce enables us to create an inclusive environment from which collaboration, innovation and teamwork can tangibly influence business results.

Diverse workforce


“We know that diversity, equity and inclusion are key drivers for cultivating an
engaged and productive workforce, attaining our business goals and for
meeting the needs of the communities we serve
.  By leveraging the diverse talents
and backgrounds and perspectives of our associates, Valley stands out as both an
employer of choice and an excellent community partner" 


Tammy Meta

Tammy Mata​
First Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer



Our VisionOur Vision


In 2019, Valley began its journey to codify its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), to build upon its organic DEI internal and external initiatives and to lay a foundation upon which we can leverage our diverse and inclusive workplace as a strategic advantage in the marketplace and in service to our community.


As we move forward, our vision with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion is to ensure that Valley’s programs, processes, systems and culture support all our associates and customers, so that people have greater access to opportunities to grow to their full capability and potential. We are committed to encouraging, expanding and maintaining a truly inclusive work environment that is focused on one guiding principle - we all belong at Valley. Cultivating our diverse and inclusive workplace is essential not only for Valley’s growth, but also for our personal and professional growth as individuals. By embracing our diversity and our inclusive work culture, we enhance our ability to bring new ideas to the table, raise new questions, innovate our practices and products, and gain new insights about the world around us. These insights and enhancements will help us strengthen our connections with our communities and, ultimately, our ability to serve as a better partner.



See Our Work in Action


Valley's Associate Resource Groups


Valley's Associate Resource Groups

Our Associate Resource Group (ARG) program is open to all our associates and champions an environment in which unique experiences and perspectives are encouraged and valued.

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Valley in the Community


Valley in the Community

We work hand-in-hand with our communities to improve quality of life and bring economic empowerment and change to our communities. Read more on how we make an impact on our communities every day. 

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Women in Business


Women in Business

Valley’s Women in Business program is full of women just like you who are seeking connection and collaboration to help you get to the next level in your business.

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Our Commitment


At Valley Bank, we’re committed to greater diversity among our employees by building an equitable workforce that represents the communities we serve.

Ira Robbins

"I encourage everyone to see the value of a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture as an opportunity to leverage a variety of perspectives throughout our organization while creating equal access to opportunities and development for all. Together, we not only strengthen the culture of Valley Bank but also the communities we serve."

Ira Robbins

Tom Iadanza

"It is not enough to welcome diversity -- there must be intention and action behind it. This means recognizing the inequities that exist, giving everyone a voice, and ensuring that everyone has a seat at the table."

Tom Iadanza

Yvonne Surowiec

"We have a foundation of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging that is embedded in our culture and purpose. Our approach to building upon this foundation is intentional, grounded by objectives that hold us accountable, and centered on ensuring that our impact is felt with our associates, customers and communities."

Yvonne Surowiec
Chief People Officer



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