Six people standing for photo, as GSB receives Greenleaf award for servant leadership

GSB Honored by Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership

October 31, 2023

GSB has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, a nonprofit organization working to “advance the awareness, understanding and practice of servant leadership by individuals and organizations.”

The induction took place on Wednesday, October 18th at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership is located on this campus.

GSB was one of three servant-led organizations and 17 individuals and organizations overall to be added to the Hall of Fame during the center’s second annual induction ceremony. All inductees were recognized as having “demonstrated a longstanding commitment to placing a primary focus on the well-being of others, resulting in measurable impact on individuals, communities, organizations, and society more broadly.”

“We’re honored and humbled to receive this recognition from the Greenleaf Center,” said Tim Geelan, CEO of GSB. “As a community bank, GSB strives to make a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our employees accomplish this not only by providing convenient and accessible services for personal and business banking, but also by joining GSB’s ongoing efforts to partner with community organizations.” 

The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership is named for Robert K. Greenleaf, who founded the organization in 1964 and soon after published the essay “The Servant Leader,” which launched the modern servant-leader movement. The center oversees programs that include educational courses and webinars, research grants, high school immersion programs, annual Greenleaf Public Policy Lecture. 

A full list of 2023 Hall of Fame inductees is available here.