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Lakeland Bank Announces Officer Promotions

Amy Block
Celina Grbic
Frank DiDolci 
Gary DeFranco
Jerry Slavik
Julie Stachura
Kim Coleman
Kristina DeLuca 
Lisa Johnson 
Liz Pearson
Mark McCoy
Marlena Taglieria
Mary Miller
Max Custer 
Michael Moreland
Robert Surovich 
Tracey Trovato

OAK RIDGE, NJ - Thomas J. Shara, president and chief executive officer of Lakeland Bank recently announced the following officer promotions.

Kimberly Coleman to Assistant Treasurer, Sr. BSA-Fraud Analyst, Milton

Coleman joined the Bank in June 2006 as a BSA Analyst and was promoted to Sr. BSA-Fraud Analyst in January 2014. She graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics. Coleman is a resident of Sussex County.

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Celina Grbic to Assistant Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager, North Haledon

Grbic joined the Bank in January 2014 as a Senior Sales Representative in the Teaneck Office and was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager of the North Haledon Office in June 2015. Prior to joining Lakeland, she worked for Santander Bank as a Financial Specialist in Cedar Grove. Grbic is a resident of Fairview.

Mary Miller to Assistant Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager, Park Place

Miller joined the Bank in November 2004 as a Teller in the Branchville Downtown Office. She advanced within retail banking and was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager, Park Place in November 2014. Miller is working toward a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Centenary College. She is Vice President for the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council and an alternate Board Member for the Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce where she received the 2014 Don Meng Volunteer of the Year award. Miller resides in Dingmans Ferry, P.A.

Elizabeth Pearson to Assistant Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager, Bloomingdale

Pearson joined Lakeland Bank in March 2001 as a Customer Service Representative. She advanced within retail banking and was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager in April 2003. Pearson is a resident of Vernon.

Julia Stachura to Assistant Treasurer, Assistant to the President, Oak Ridge

Stachura joined the former NBSC in July 1988 as a Teller. She advanced within retail banking and transitioned to an administrative position as Assistant to Executive Administration in June 1999. Stachura was promoted to the Assistant to the President position in August 2001.

Tracey Trovato to Assistant Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager, Carlstadt

Trovato joined the Bank in January 2009 as a Teller in the newly opened Rochelle Park Office. She advanced within retail banking and was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager in April 2015. Trovato is a resident of Elmwood Park.

Amy R. Block to Vice President, Mortgage Originator, Park Ridge

Block joined the former Community State Bank in August 1999 as an Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Originator. For five consecutive years, she has received the Five Star Mortgage Professionals Award which recognizes service professionals who provide quality services to their clients. Block graduated from Ramapo College with a bachelor’s degree in social work and resides in Park Ridge.

Max Custer to Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, Teaneck

Custer joined the Bank as a Seasonal Clerk in June 2008 and was hired as a Junior Credit Analyst in July 2011. He was promoted to Senior Credit Analyst, Teaneck Commercial Lending Team in August 2012, to Assistant Treasurer, Senior Credit Analyst in March 2013, and to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer in October 2014. He earned a bachelor’s degree in general business and entrepreneurship from University of Maryland and a MBA in accounting and finance from Rutgers Business School. Custer is a member of CIANJ’s Generation Now Committee and resides in Hoboken.

Kristina DeLuca to Vice President, BSA-Fraud Manager, Milton

DeLuca joined the Bank in May 2005 as a Teller. She transferred to Investment Services as a Financial Advisor Assistant in December 2007 and transferred in January 2011 to the BSA-Fraud Department as a Junior BSA Analyst. DeLuca advanced within the BSA-Fraud department and was promoted to Assistant Treasurer, Sr. BSA Analyst in May 2014 and to Assistant Vice President, BSA-Fraud Manager in March 2015. She is a resident of Sussex County.

Gary DeFranco to Vice President, Area Manager

DeFranco joined Lakeland in December 2008 as Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of the newly opened Rochelle Park Office. He was promoted to Vice President, Branch Manager in March 2011 and is now responsible for managing the Rochelle Park and Carlstadt Offices. DeFranco is a resident of Wyckoff.

Frank Di Dolci to Vice President, Area Manager

Di Dolci joined the former Pascack Community Bank in December 2012 as Vice President, Branch Manager of the Westwood Office and is now responsible for managing the Westwood, Hillsdale, and Park Ridge Offices. Prior to joining Pascack, he worked for Valley National Bank as an Assistant Vice President, Branch Sales Manager in Totowa. Di Dolci is a resident of Hillsdale.

Lisa Johnson to Vice President, Consumer Loan Officer, Milton

Johnson joined Lakeland in September 2007 as an Asset Based Accounting Clerk in the Loan Operations department.  She transferred to the Consumer Loan department in February 2010 as an Assistant Treasurer, Consumer Loan Officer and was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Consumer Loan Officer in October 2012. Johnson resides in West Milford.

Michael Moreland to Vice President, Mortgage Originator, Bernardsville

Moreland joined Lakeland Bank in July 2014 as a Mortgage Loan Originator. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked for Peapack-Gladstone Bank as an Assistant Vice President, Loan Officer. Moreland resides in Union County.

Jerry Slavik to Vice President, Area Manager

Slavik joined the Bank in March 2015 as a Vice President, Area Manager for the Wyckoff and Park Ridge Offices. He is now responsible for managing the Wyckoff and Waldwick Offices. Prior to joining Lakeland, he was a Store Manager at TD Bank in Fair Lawn. Slavik has a bachelor’s degree in communications from William Paterson University. He is a member of Rotary International and former president of the Fair Lawn Rotary Club. Slavik is a resident of Pompton Plains.

Robert Surovich to Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, Wyckoff

Surovich joined Lakeland in September 2012 as an Assistant Treasurer, Senior Credit Analyst for the Wyckoff Commercial Lending Team. He moved into the position of Assistant Treasurer, Portfolio Manager in April 2013 and was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Manager in March 2014. Prior to joining the Bank, Surovich worked for Hudson Valley Bank as a Junior Relationship Manager in Yonkers, N.Y. Surovich resides in Northvale.

Marlena Taglieri to Vice President, BSA–Fraud Manager, Milton

Taglieri joined the Bank in January 2005 as a Credit Analyst Trainee in the Credit Administration department. She transferred to the BSA-Fraud department as a BSA/AML Specialist in April 2006. Taglieri advanced within the BSA-Fraud department and was promoted to Assistant Treasurer, BSA-Fraud Manager in January 2010 and to Assistant Vice President, BSA-Fraud Manager in March 2011. She resides in Rockland County N.Y.

Mark McCoy to Senior Vice President, Market and Small Business Manager, Oak Ridge

McCoy joined Lakeland in June 2010 as a Vice President, Business Development Officer.  He transferred to the Retail Division in January 2011 as Vice President, Small Business Banking Coordinator. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked for Sovereign Bank as a Cluster Manager in Lawrenceville, N.J. McCoy earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Rider University and a MBA in finance and MA in diplomacy and international relations from Seton Hall University in 2015. He is a resident of Bayonne.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has $4.4 billion in total assets. The Bank operates 53 New Jersey branch offices in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties; five New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Montville, Newton, Teaneck and Wyckoff/Waldwick; and two commercial loan production offices serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive suite of financial products and services for businesses and consumers. Visit for more information.

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