ESSA Bank & Trust Expands Community Development Team

ESSA Bank & Trust Expands Community Development Team

Stroudsburg, PA (June 6, 2023) – ESSA Bank & Trust announced that Nicole Gailliard has joined their team as Community Development Officer.

In her role, Gailliard will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for increasing ESSA’s commitment to minority-majority and low-to-moderate income communities. This work includes building strategic relationships, providing data-driven market intelligence, building brand awareness with a focus on financial education, and home ownership. She will report to Peter Gray, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

Gailliard brings with her a strong background in community building through home ownership. In her previous role as a Business Development Manager for a real estate firm, she organized a portfolio of community-building initiatives including affordable housing projects, small business lending programs, and financial education initiatives. Gailliard is adept at establishing strong relationships with community organizations, stakeholders, and government agencies to identify opportunities for partnership and collaboration.

Earlier in her career, Gailliard was a Sergeant in the US Army based in Turkey. She worked in Information Systems Command, responsible for the transmission and reception of classified and non-classified information. She also managed staff and equipment and earned several distinguished honors and awards.

About the Company:

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for its wholly owned subsidiary, ESSA Bank & Trust, which was formed in 1916. Headquartered in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, the Company has total assets of $1.9 billion and has 21 community offices throughout the Greater Pocono, Lehigh Valley, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and suburban Philadelphia areas. ESSA Bank & Trust offers a full range of commercial and retail financial services, asset management and trust services, investment services through Ameriprise Financial Institutions Group and insurance benefit services through ESSA Advisory Services, LLC. ESSA Bancorp Inc. stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market (SM) under the symbol “ESSA.”