Fifth Third Asian & Pacific Islander Business Resource Group Welcomes Lunar New Year

Members of the Fifth Third Bank Asian & Pacific Islander Business Resource Group hosted a 2023 Lunar New Year celebration on Friday, Jan. 27. The event featured a performance by World Championship Kung Fu Master Sen Gao and a Gu Zheng (traditional Chinese instrument) musical demonstration.

Speaking at the event were Fifth Third senior leaders Mary Beth McManus, senior vice president and head of operations; Stephanie A. Smith, senior vice president and chief inclusion and diversity officer; and Glenn Meadows, senior vice president and head of mortgage loan servicing.

Steven Acosta, manager of inclusion and diversity at Fifth Third Bank, said, “The API BRG hosted an amazing event that enabled Bank employees to ring in the Year of the Rabbit in style. Whether it was the amazing program or the delicious food, the API BRG gave its members a fun and engaging way to celebrate Lunar New Year.” 

Fifth Third Bank’s business resource groups focus on employee development, community involvement and business innovation. The Bank operates nine active BRGs: African American, Asian & Pacific Islander, Individuals with Disabilities, Latino, LGBTQ+, Military, SustainabilityWomen’s and Young Professionals. 

For more information on Fifth Third’s Business Resource Groups and its commitment to inclusion and diversity, visit and read its Environmental, Social and Governance Report.   

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