Carrie Havas, Vice President, Loan Operations, at Brentwood Bank in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, has been presented with the 2018 Council’s Award from FHLBank Pittsburgh for excellence in community investment. Havas received the award at one of FHLBank’s regional member events. Kristina K. Williams, FHLBank’s Chief Operating Officer, spoke at the event about Havas’s community achievements before presenting her with the award.
Havas has worked in the financial services field for more than 28 years, the last five at Brentwood Bank. In her position as Vice President, Loan Operations, and as Brentwood Bank’s CRA Officer, Havas has been extremely successful at creating effective partnerships in support of housing and community development activities throughout the markets Brentwood Bank serves. She has spearheaded Brentwood Bank’s use of FHLBank Pittsburgh’s Community Lending Program, Affordable Housing Program and First Front Door products.
Havas has been a member of the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group’s (PCRG’s) Community Bankers Collaborative Council and has been a volunteer credit counselor for Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania. She has also volunteered for Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, and Auberle. From 2015 to 2017, Havas participated in the Federal Reserve’s Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital and Inequality.
Named in recognition of FHLBank Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council, FHLBank’s annual Council’s Award provides special recognition to an outstanding financial services professional who has demonstrated superior professional commitment and community spirit. The award highlights accomplishments and services in meeting FHLBank’s affordable housing and community investment mission.