OAK RIDGE, NJ - Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Ravaschiere to Senior Vice President, Team Leader of the Middlesex, Monmouth regional Loan Production office.  This office will be based at a new location to be opened in the Iselin, Woodbridge area.

With over 20 years of commercial lending experience, Ravaschiere and his team will focus on developing new relationships in Middlesex and Monmouth counties as well as Essex, Mercer, Somerset and Union county markets. Ravaschiere’s appointment supports the Bank’s focus to provide business banking solutions both within its existing footprint as well as to adjacent markets that exhibit attractive growth opportunities.

Prior to joining Lakeland Bank, Ravaschiere was a Senior Vice President at Investors Bank where he developed and managed the commercial and industrial lending division for the central and southern New Jersey market. He holds a master’s degree in finance from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, N.J. and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. Ravaschiere has supported and been involved with the American Red Cross, Monmouth Ocean Development Council and Tomorrows Children’s Fund.

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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, visit LakelandBank.com.