Detail - Executive

Ronald E. Schwarz

Sr. Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer

Ronald E. Schwarz
250 Oak Ridge Road
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
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Mr. Schwarz joined Lakeland Bank in 2009 as Chief Retail Officer and currently oversees Retail Banking, Commercial Lending and Marketing in his role as Chief Operations Officer.

Prior to joining Lakeland, Mr. Schwarz, with over 45 years of retail banking experience in Northern, New Jersey, was Executive Vice President and Market Executive of Retail Banking at Sovereign (now Santander) for their Northern New Jersey division. In this capacity, he was responsible for all aspects of management for a 79 branch network and over $4 billion in deposits. Prior to Sovereign, he was Senior Vice President and NJ Retail President for Independence Community Bank and also held positions with Broad National Bank, Urban National Bank, Midlantic National Bank and United Jersey Bank.

Mr. Schwarz is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Metro YMCA’s of the Oranges and a past member of the Board of Directors for Hudson County Community College Foundation.