Business 100 – 2018

Gerard Cuddy/Beneficial Bank

Gerard Cuddy joined Beneficial Bank in 2006 and was named President and CEO in January 2007. Gerard and his team led Beneficial in its two step stock offering, converting from a mutual holding company to a fully public bank. Under his leadership, Beneficial has focused on providing the bank’s customers with the tools and knowledge to help them do the right thing financially.

Gerard is a board member of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and is the recipient of many awards including the La Salle University’s Leadership Award, the Rutgers University Leadership Award, the Distinguished Catholic Graduate Award, and the American Catholic Historical Society’s Barry Award.

Gerard holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Villanova University and earned his Masters of Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He and his family reside in Rosemont, PA. On his father’s side, his grandfather was from Co. Laois, while his grandmother (Graham) was from Co. Dublin. On his mother’s side his grandfather (Conway) was from Donegal, and his grandmother (Carton) was born in the U.S. Donegal parents. ♦