2022 D&I Symposium: Meet Patrick C. Keating, Panel Moderator

The BNP is pleased to welcome Patrick C. Keating, WNY Regional President, Five Star Bank as a Panel Moderator at our 2022 D&I Symposium: DEI at Work.

We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the 5th Annual D&I Symposium on June 16th – get your tickets here.

About Patrick: 

In addition to his responsibilities as Regional President, Patrick manages a group of lenders that go into the community to assist local businesses with their commercial banking needs from both a commercial/industrial standpoint and a commercial real estate standpoint. He has been with FiveStar Bank for 9 years and has been primarily based in Buffalo his whole career. 

Why did Patrick get involved in D&I? 

Early on in his career, Patrick saw a need in the WNY and Upstate economies to improve the DE&I journey. Patrick believes that our region struggles from a DE&I perspective and is eager to bring improvements to this area. He believes that these are important for the spirit of what we are looking to do here locally – which is to support each other, to grow, to be financially successful, successful as a community, and successful as a whole. He has always felt that regions that support DE&I activities and collaborate more, tend to foster more investment and entrepreneurship, for their improved industries – more jobs, more opportunities. Not only does it help the community, but it helps everyone personally as well. 

Patrick’s D&I Resources, Recommendations, & Inspiration

Person: Barack Obama

Other Media (podcast, show, social, publication): thediversitymovement (Instagram)

Advice for someone starting, or continuing, on their D&I journey:

Keep an opened mind.  All people have a different perspective, different experiences, and a different journey that add value.

More About Patrick:

Short Bio:  Patrick is responsible for growing the bank’s commercial real estate loan portfolio and increasing awareness of Five Star Bank’s brand in the WNY Region.  As the local face of the Bank, he engages with business, civic and community leaders to understand the needs of the community.  Patrick serves on the Horizon Health Services and Horizon Village boards and is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Council for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Read Patrick’s FiveStar Bank bio.

2022 D&I Symposium Speaking Topic: Implementing Advanced Programs- What are the Next Steps?

Congratulations. You’ve delved into the D&I basics, Microaggressions, and Unconscious Bias…but what do you do next?  

How do you elevate your efforts or take your organization to the next level? 

This session will explain the value of intentionality, belonging, and equity to make a real difference in the approach of your D&I efforts 

Panel Moderator:

  • Patrick C. Keating, WNY Regional President, Five Star Bank


  • Kelly DumasChief Operating Office, BestSelf Behavioral Health
  • Mike Cavanaugh, VP of Human Resources, Try-It Distributing

Advanced level

Listen as Patrick describes this session.

Attend the 2022 D&I Symposium

Our 5th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Symposium will feature national experts on D&I sharing their knowledge on subjects such as  building an inclusive culture, and the best practices, cultural assessments and dimensions of diversity.

KEYNOTE: Melissa Donaldson, Chief Diversity Officer, Wintrust.

This event will feature workshops and break-out sessions with actionable next steps for attendees to take away.

Thursday, June 16, 2022
10:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
Register to Attend Here

See Full Event Details & Agenda Here

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