OAK RIDGE, NJ – Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank, has announced the following officer appointment.

Richard Tonto appointed to Vice President, Commercial Business Development for the Commercial Lending Team based in Bernardsville. Tonto has nearly 43 years of banking experience most recently with Bank of Woodbridge as Senior Vice President Business Development. Prior to that, he was with Columbia Bank as Senior Vice President Business Development. 

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Cincinnati. Tonto is a board member for Fighting Children’s Cancer Foundation and is a resident of Berkeley Heights.

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About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ: LBAI), the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has $3.5 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, visitLakelandBank.com.