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Lakeland Bank Appoints New Officers


Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank, has announced the following officer appointments.

Teresa Crisafulli to vice president, investment representative, investment services based in Montville. Crisafulli started her banking career at Bank of New York progressing through various positions. With 20 years of banking and financial planning experience, she was most recently with Capital One from 2005 until 2014. Prior to that, she worked at Santander Bank (formerly Sovereign Bank) in various locations. Crisafulli has her Series 7, 66, 65 and life insurance licenses, and is a resident of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.

Samuel R. Wilson to senior vice president, team leader, commercial lending based in Bernardsville. Wilson has more than 30 years of banking and commercial lending experience, most recently with Columbia Bank as regional vice president, central New Jersey market. Prior to that, he was with PNC Bank as vice president, commercial loan officer in Fords, N.J. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J. and is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Graduate School of Retail Bank Management. Wilson has volunteered for various Habitat of Humanity projects and is a resident in Hillsborough, N.J.                                                                  

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David Y. Wong to senior vice president, chief audit officer based in Milton. Wong has 35 years of banking and finance experience, most recently with Hope International as chief risk officer. Prior to that, he was vice president, finance at Dell, Inc. in Austin, TX and had previously served as a national partner at Arthur Andersen and a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University, and holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J. Wong is a certified internal auditor and certified fraud examiner.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bancorp, the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has $3.3 billion in total assets with 52 offices spanning eight northern New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Lakeland Bank, headquartered in Oak Ridge, offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online and mobile banking, localized commercial lending teams, an expanded residential mortgage lending platform and 24-hour-or-less turnaround on consumer loan applications. For more information about the full line of products and services, visit

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