Lakeland Bank Announces 2019 Promotions

Oak Ridge, N.J. – October 15, 2019 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following officer promotions.

Brendan Eccleston to First Senior Vice President Deputy General Counsel. Eccleston joined Lakeland in 2017 as Senior Vice President – Assistant General Counsel. Prior to that, he was an Executive Vice President and General Counsel at ReadyCap Commercial in New Providence, N.J. Eccleston earned a bachelor’s degree from City University of New York and Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. He resides in Manalapan, N.J.

Steven Breeman to Senior Vice President – Team Leader, Asset Based Lending.  Breeman joined Lakeland in 2009 as a Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Asset Based Lending team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Ramapo College and is a graduate of the inaugural Lakeland Bank LEAD class. Breeman resides in Oak Ridge, N.J.

Tracey Trovato to Vice President – Branch Manager.  Trovato joined Lakeland in 2009 as a Part-Time Teller in our Rochelle Park office. During her career, she was promoted to multiple branch positions including Teller Manager, Assistant Branch Manager, Branch Operations Manager and Branch Manager. Trovato resides in Elmwood Park, N.J.

Dana Wagoner to Vice President – Internal Audit SOX Compliance Manager. Wagoner joined Lakeland in 2017 as an Assistant Treasurer, Internal Auditor Specialist. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in finance from William Paterson University and is a graduate of the inaugural Lakeland Bank LEAD class. Wagoner is a Certified Financial Services Auditor, recently obtained the COSO Internal Control Certificate and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Wagoner resides in Stockholm, N.J.

Shannon Burden to Assistant Vice President – Call Center Assistant Manager. Burden joined Lakeland in 2008 as a Call Center Financial Services Provider. In 2014, she was promoted to Assistant Treasurer – Call Center Assistant Manager. Burden is a graduate of the inaugural Lakeland Bank LEAD class and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in business administration. She resides in Vernon, N.J.

Glenn Lucchi to Assistant Vice President – Credit Specialist. Lucchi joined Lakeland in 2018 as Assistant Treasurer – Credit Specialist. With more than six years of credit experience, he was most recently a Credit Analyst at SB One Bank in Rockaway, N.J. Lucchi earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Montclair State University. He resides in Morris County, N.J.

Mary Miller to Assistant Vice President – Branch Operations Coordinator. Miller joined Lakeland in 2004 as a Part-Time Teller of the Branchville office and advanced to other retail positions including Teller Manager, Personal Banking Consultant, Assistant Branch Manager and Assistant Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager. In September 2018, she transitioned to the Branch Administration team as Assistant Treasurer, Branch Operations Coordinator. Miller resides in Branchville, N.J.

Erin Rizzi to Assistant Vice President – Corporate Trainer. Rizzi joined Lakeland in 2012 as a Float Personal Banking Consultant of the Vernon office. She was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager in 2014, Assistant Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager in 2015 and then transferred to the Training department in 2017. Rizzi earned an associate degree in office systems management from Berkeley Business College. She resides in Glenwood, N.J.

Carol Wilson to Assistant Treasurer – Equipment Finance Administrator.  Wilson joined Lakeland in 2007 as an Equipment Finance Coordinator, left to pursue other opportunities and was rehired for the same position in 2013.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in health administration from City College of New York. Wilson resides in East Orange, N.J.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has over $6 billion in total assets. With an extensive branch network and commercial lending centers throughout New Jersey and Highland Mills, N.Y., the Bank offers business and retail banking products and services. Business services include commercial loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate loans, loans for healthcare services, asset based lending, equipment financing, small business loans and lines, and cash management services. Consumer services include online and mobile banking, home equity loans and lines, mortgage options and wealth management solutions. Lakeland is proud to be recognized as one of America’s Best-In-State Banks by Forbes and Statista, rated a 5-Star Bank by Bauer Financial and named one of New Jersey’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ. Visit for more information.

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