|Michele Estep is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Sun National Bank. In this position, Ms. Estep oversees the bank's administrative operations, including the Human Resources, Training and Development, Marketing, Purchasing, Facilities and Network Management.
Her roles include management of the bank's Human Capital initiatives - recruiting, hiring, retention and training practices and procedures, as well as the administration of benefits and payroll services. She also oversees the operations related to the bank's physical branch network, including vendor contracts, new location construction and growth strategies, consolidations and divestitures. Under her, the marketing department is charged with developing strategies and tactics designed to support the bank's lines of business through sales support, branding, product development, public relations and advertising.
During her tenure at Sun, she has overseen the implementation of a Performance Management Process, the development of a Succession Plan, the construction of the bank's first LEED-certified branches, and the commencement of the Banking on our Communities program, which has supported more than 400 non-profit groups across New Jersey.
Ms. Estep joined Sun in April 2008 and brings more than 20 years of banking experience to her position. Prior to joining the bank, she held successive leadership roles at KeyBank in Albany, New York, including Assistant Vice President- Human Resources Generalist, Vice President - Senior Human Resources Generalist, and Senior Vice President - Human Resources Relationship Manager.
Ms. Estep earned a master's of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany and a bachelor of science in Personnel and Industrial Relations from Syracuse University. She served on the board of the St. Catherine's Foundation for Children and Equinox, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on community services, including domestic violence and counseling services, as well as other community-centric programs. She also mentors Southern New Jersey middle school students on business training through the Minding our Business Youth program, developed in conjunction with Rider University. She also volunteers with the Food Bank of South Jersey.