OAK RIDGE, NJ – On December 3 Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank, has recently announced the following officer appointments.

John Allen, IV CPA has been appointed to vice president, financial reporting based at corporate headquarters in Oak Ridge. Allen has over 13 years of accounting and finance experience most recently with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a financial reporting and accounting manager. Prior to that he was assistant vice president at Citi Hedge Fund Services, North America in Roseland. Allen earned both a bachelor’s in accounting and a master’s in accounting and professional consultancy from Villanova University. He is a NJ Certified Public Account and AICPA Chartered Global Management Accountant. Allen resides in Sparta, N.J.

Elizabeth Martin has been appointed to vice president, data security officer based at Milton Training and Operations in Oak Ridge. Martin joins the Bank with nearly 32 years of banking experience from Sussex Bank where she began her career as a teller advancing to the position of senior vice president, IT/operations officer. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Bloomfield College and is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Georgetown University and the Bank Administration Institute School, Wisconsin University. A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Martin resides in Sussex, N.J.

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.