Valley Bank Announces the Promotion of Yvonne Surowiec to Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

News | 2/24/2020
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WAYNE, NJ – February 24, 2020 – Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), is pleased to announce the promotion of Yvonne Surowiec to Senior Executive Vice President,  Chief Human Resources Officer.
Surowiec joined Valley in 2017 and brings more than 30 years of experience as a human capital strategist with expertise in partnering with leadership to develop innovative talent solutions that drive business outcomes, implementing incentive mechanisms and enabling the desired culture to support the strategic growth of the organization.  Prior to joining the bank, she held the position of CHRO for CDK Global, where she built a successful talent brand and culture that supported the strategic growth of the organization. 
Over the past two years at Valley, Yvonne’s experience and passion has helped the Bank develop a strategic focus on Valley’s employee experience by providing greater transparency, enhancing mobility and flexibility, improving Benefit offerings, introducing volunteer hours in support of community efforts, laying the foundation for talent and succession planning, rolling out our performance acceleration framework, enhancing Valley’s training programs and recruiting key talent. Additionally, Yvonne’s contribution to developing and executing on Valley’s longer-term strategic vision has been immeasurable.
“As we journey in 2020 and beyond, Yvonne will continue to partner with our leadership team to build upon our employee engagement, career growth and collaboration while enabling Valley’s purpose driven culture. In addition, she is strongly focused on enhancing our Diversity and Inclusion strategy for measurable impact on our workforce and business,” remarked Valley President and CEO Ira Robbins.   “Yvonne often shares the enthusiasm she felt when she joined the organization, knowing it came with many opportunities to make an impact at a pivotal time in Valley’s evolution.  She continues to make an impact at Valley and strongly believes that every one of our committed associates do so as well.”
Surowiec holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Seton Hall University.  She holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Certified Benefits Professional (CBP). 
About Valley
As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately $37.5 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates many convenient branch locations across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing exceptional service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.