Lakeland Bank Announces New Hires


Oak Ridge, N.J. – Feb. 7, 2017 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments.

Vickie Tomasello has been hired as Senior Vice President, Chief Audit Officer based at the Milton Operations Center. She joins Lakeland Bank with more than 20 years of industry experience as an audit and risk management professional. Tomasello was most recently an Internal Audit Director with First Niagara Bank in Buffalo, N.Y. where she was responsible for the audit areas of Retail and Commercial Banking, Small Business Banking, Residential and Consumer Lending, Commercial Leasing, Government Banking, Compliance, Risk Management, and Deposit Operations. Prior to that, she was with HSBC Bank and M&T Bank. Tomasello is a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting and finance analysis. She is a New York State Certified Public Accountant and is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Bankers Association. She recently relocated from Buffalo and currently resides in Lake Hopatcong.

Victoria Duffin has been hired as Vice President, Marketing and Consumer Insights based in Oak Ridge. Duffin was most recently with the Caucus Educational Corporation as Director of Sponsor Relations and Stand & Deliver as Director of Marketing and Promotional Strategy in Montclair. Prior to that, she was with ADP as a Manager, Market Insights in Roseland. Duffin earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of Delaware. She resides in Montclair.

Christopher Barbarino has been hired as Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Manager for the Waldwick Commercial Lending team based in Waldwick. Barbarino was most recently an Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer and Underwriter with Spencer Savings Bank in Elmwood Park. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Ramapo College of New Jersey. Barbarino resides in Westwood.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has $5.1 billion in total assets. The Bank operates 52 New Jersey branch offices in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties; five New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Jackson, Montville, Teaneck and Waldwick; and two commercial loan production offices serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive suite of financial products and services for businesses and consumers. Visit for more information.


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