Lakeland Bank Announces Officer Promotions

Oak Ridge, N.J. – October 11, 2017 – Thomas J. Shara, president and chief executive officer of Lakeland Bank recently announced the following officer promotions.

Henrik Tvedt, Jr. to Senior Vice President, Product & Delivery Channel Manager, Oak Ridge
Tvedt joined Lakeland in May 2014 as the VP, Product and Delivery Channel Manager.  Prior to joining the Bank, he held positions at Sovereign Bank, North Jersey Community Bank, Customers Bank, and Colonial American Bank. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University and holds a certificate for Training in Proactive Relationship Banking. Tvedt is a resident of Boonton.
Ruth Lenihan to Vice President, Underwriter II, Oak Ridge
Lenihan joined Lakeland (formerly NBSC) in April 1994 as Teller. In 1995 she moved to the Credit department, then to the Mortgage department in 1998 where she advanced to Mortgage Loan Specialist. Lenihan was promoted to Assistant Treasurer, Mortgage Loan Specialist in 2011 and to Assistant Vice President, Underwriter II in 2013. She is a graduate of Hackettstown High School and has attended several Fannie Mae and AIB training classes. Lenihan resides in Chester, N.Y.
Michele Jacobs to Assistant Vice President, Management Accounting, Oak Ridge
Jacobs joined Lakeland in April 2000 as a part-time Imaging Operator and transferred to Deposit Operations as a Deposit Operations Clerk in 2005. In 2010, she transferred to the Finance department as an Accounting Clerk, was promoted to Management Accounting Assistant in 2013 and to Assistant Treasurer in 2015. Jacobs earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from DeVry University. She resides in Franklin.
Kenneth Lawson to Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Highland Mills
Lawson joined Lakeland in June 2015 as a Senior Credit Analyst for the Hudson Valley Loan Production Team and was promoted to Assistant Treasurer in 2016. Prior to joining the Bank, he was with Sussex Bank as a Commercial Credit Analyst. He graduated from Bloomsburg University with a dual bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. Lawson resides in Hampton Township.
Aiesha McBurrows to Assistant Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager, Hackensack
McBurrows joined Lakeland in August 2015 as a Personal Banking Consultant in Teaneck. She was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager and transferred to Hackensack-Polifly in 2016. Prior to joining the Bank, she was with Regions Bank as a Personal Banker. McBurrows earned an associate degree in theology and has credits in business administration from Miami Dade Community College and Essex County College. She resides in East Orange.
Melissa Tadiello to Assistant Treasurer, Sr. BSA, Fraud Analyst, Milton Operations
Tadiello joined Lakeland in June 2013 as a BSA Analyst and was promoted to Senior BSA, Fraud Analyst in June 2016. She received an Employee of the Quarter Award in 2016. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked at Kearny Federal Savings Bank as a Teller and Customer Service Representative before transferring to the BSA department. Tadiello earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mount Ida College. She resides in Sussex County.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has $5.4 billion in total assets. The Bank operates 53 branch offices throughout Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties in New Jersey including one branch in Highland Mills, New York; six New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Jackson, Montville, Newton, Teaneck and Waldwick; and one in New York to serve the Hudson Valley region. Lakeland also has a commercial loan production office serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive suite of financial products and services for businesses and consumers. Visit for more information.

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