Oak Ridge, N.J. – Nov. 3, 2016 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments.
Giuseppe Cascio has been promoted to Vice President, Area Branch Manager, North Haledon and Wyckoff. Cascio joined Lakeland in May 2001 as a Teller and was promoted to Assistant Treasurer, Branch Manager in April 2007. He was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager in March 2011 and to Vice President, Branch Manager in April 2014. He is a graduate of ITT Marco Polo in Italy and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Cascio resides in Wyckoff.
Hafeza Mohammed transitioned to Vice President, Area Manager, Hackensack Main Street and Polify. Mohammed joined Lakeland in April 2011 as an Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager for the Morristown Office. In April 2014, she was promoted to Vice President, Area Manager of Butler and Carey Avenue. Prior to that, she worked for Santander Bank as a branch manager in West Orange. Mohammed earned a bachelor’s degree from University of West Indies. She is a member of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club and resides in Kearny.
Jerry Slavik transitioned to Vice President, Area Manager, Waldwick, Westwood and Hillsdale.Slavik joined Lakeland in March 2015 as Vice President, Area Manager of the Wyckoff and Park Ridge offices. Prior to that, he was with TD Bank in Fair Lawn as Store Manager and was a Store Manager at Wachovia/Wells Fargo in Ridgewood. Slavik has a bachelor’s degree in communications from William Paterson University. He is a member of Rotary International and a former president of Fair Lawn Rotary Club. Slavik resides in Pompton Plains.
James A. Konzel has been hired as Vice President, Area Manager for the Hampton and Newton Park Place Offices. Konzel joins Lakeland with more than 26 years of banking experience most recently as Vice President at TD Bank in Park Ridge and Ridgewood. Prior to that, he was Vice President at Chase Bank in Ridgewood. He is a former member of the Ridgewood Rotary and the recipient of the TD Wow Star Award in 2011 and 2016. He was also a Chase Bank Leadership Winner in 2007 and 2009. Konzel is a resident of Wantage.
DawnMarie Montgomery-Otis has been hired as Vice President, Area Manager for the Teaneck and Englewood Offices. Montgomery-Otis joins Lakeland with more than 20 years of industry experience most recently as Vice President, Senior Manager at TD Bank responsible for the Hackensack, Newark and Hawthorne locations. Prior to that, she was with CitiGroup as Vice President, Senior Manager in Nutley. Montogmery-Otis serves as a board member for NJIT and CLSA and is a director for Hackensack Chamber of Commerce. She resides in Upper Saddle River.