CEO Message

DIR - Thomas J. Shara

Thomas J. Shara

President and Chief Executive Officer
Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. and Lakeland Bank

It’s summer, and you’re probably skimming through my message quickly so you can get out and enjoy the warm weather…so let me share a few quick bits of information about some enhancements we’ve made to our suite of products that may be helpful!

  • Lakeland is excited to introduce the First Home Club Saving Account which provides payment assistance for first-time homebuyers
  • We recently welcomed Raymond James as our partner for Lakeland Bank Financial Services
  • Now it’s even easier to access your cash with a Lakeland Bank Debit Card without paying a cent in surcharge fees! The Allpoint® ATM network added over 6,000 locations with 4,000 placed at prime pharmacy locations such as Walgreens, Duane Reade and Rite Aid.

If you’re still skimming, here are some more interesting things happening at Lakeland. The Bank reached over $5 billion in total assets this year, and I am personally very proud of this historic milestone! I’m also pleased with the recent opening of our first branch in Highland Mills, New York. We are no longer just a Northern New Jersey financial institution…our marketplace now spans from New York’s Hudson Valley Region south to Ocean County, New Jersey. As the Bank continues to make strides toward its vision to be the leading community bank in the markets we serve, we will remain committed to being a trusted advisor for all of our customers.

I invite you to visit any of our Lakeland Bank offices to learn more about our products and services.  And, recommend checking out our Simply Speaking Blog and signing up for our Consumer and Business eNewsletters on the homepage of our website to stay on top of your finances.

Hope you have the chance to relax and have fun this summer!