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

Theresa A. Ruvo to assistant vice president, assistant branch administrator, branch administration in Oak Ridge, N.J. Ruvo started her banking career at Hudson United in New Jersey as an area sales manager and was mostly recently with Kearny Federal in Fairfield as director of training. She has a BS in management from Kean University and is a volunteer CCD teacher and Eucharistic Minister for St. Pius X Church and a PTA member for Valley View School. Ruvo is a resident of Montville.

Thomas N. Kasper to vice president, business development officer, based in Bernardsville, N.J. Kasper has more than 30 years of banking and business development experience, most recently with Peapack-Gladstone Bank as vice president and managing director for 16 years. He attended Kean University in Union and is a board member for the North Plainfield Board of Education, the vice president and board of director alternate of NJSBA-Somerset County, treasurer of NJ Safe Deposit Association, and the treasurer of the Far Hills Race Meeting Association. Kasper also serves on the Shaping Summit Together board and is a resident of North Plainfield.                      

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Henrik “Rik” Tvedt, Jr. to vice president, product and delivery channel manager, retail sales based in Oak Ridge, N.J. Tvedt has 25 years of progressive banking experience, most recently with Colonial American Bank as senior vice president and director of operations. Prior to that, he was district executive at Sovereign Bank responsible for various territories throughout Northern and Central N.J.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, and is currently trustee of the Glendale Cemetery, former trustee and current member of the St. Valentine’s Athletic Club and past chairman and trustee of the Children’s Aid and Family Services. Tvedt resides in Boonton.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ: LBAI), the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has $3.4 billion in total assets with 51 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