On Friday, May 6, 2016 Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market:  PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank were proud to host its 2nd Annual Wealth Management Women's Luncheon, "Preserving Your Legacy."  Held at the Basking Ridge County Club, over 150 women attended as bank guests to hear special presentations from two renowned guest speakers while enjoying lunch and forging both personal and professional connections.

MJ Sully, Esq., Managing Director, Trust Officer at Peapack-Gladstone Bank began with an insightful discussion on the challenges of preserving generational wealth in today’s world. The program continued with an engaging presentation by Arthur T. Vanderbilt, II, author and Former Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey, “A True Story of Transitioning Generational Wealth” with an accompanying slide show presentation depicting the history of the Vanderbilt family and fortune.  Additionally, as a special gift, each luncheon attendee received a complimentary signed copy of Arthur’s book, “Fortune’s Children:  The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt.”

Marcy Syms, former CEO of Syms Corp and current President of Sy Syms Foundation and TPD Group, a multi-generational succession planning and consulting firm, presented "Planning a Successful Family Business Succession," where she emphasized the importance of strong family connections and the challenges in running and transitioning a business.  A nostalgic video chronicling the Syms Corporation elaborated on the history and culture of the Syms Corp.

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At Peapack-Gladstone Bank, women in leadership roles and board appointments reflect their strong commitment to women.  The Wealth Management Women’s Luncheon puts intelligent, capable professionals together to network and learn, and the Bank plans to continue this empowering event in the years to come.

About Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $3.47 billion as of March 31, 2016.  Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative private banking services to businesses, non-profits and consumers, which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy.  Through its private banking locations in Bedminster, Morristown, Princeton and Teaneck, its wealth management, commercial private banking  and retail private banking divisions and its online platforms, Peapack-Gladstone Bank offers an unparalleled commitment to client service.