OAK RIDGE, NJ - Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank, has announced  three officer appointments.

Elizabeth Baldyga has been appointed  to audit officer based at the Milton Operations Center in Oak Ridge. Baldyga has over two years of operations and credit risk reporting experience most recently with Valley National Bank. Prior to that, she was an officer at Deutsche Bank in global transaction banking, trust security services. She earned a Bachelor of Science in management from Rutgers University and is currently pursuing an MBA in accounting and financial management at University of Maryland University College. Baldyga is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma. She is a resident of Wanaque.

Robert Buckley has been appointed to business development officer based in Bernardsville. Buckley has nearly 40 years of banking experience.  Most recently he was with Peapack Gladstone Bank in Bedminster as vice president retail banking, branch administrator. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Monmouth University and is past treasurer of Somerset Hills Handicap Riders, now ManeStream. Buckley resides in Gladstone.

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Barbara Stansfield has been appointed  to assistant treasurer, consumer loan officer based at the Milton Operations Center in Oak Ridge. Stansfield has over 25 years of lending experience most recently with Hudson City Savings Bank in Paramus as consumer lending lead underwriter.  Prior to that she was with Columbia Bank in Fair Lawn as consumer loan officer. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Bridgeport. Stansfield is a resident of Oakland.

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, visit LakelandBank.com.