Lakeland Bank Announces Staff for Hudson Valley LPO

Oak Ridge, N.J. – July 16, 2015 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments for the Bank’s recently established Hudson Valley Loan Production Office which will be based at a location in the Hudson Valley area.

David Apps has been appointedto Vice President, CML Relationship Manager, Hudson Valley Loan Production Office. With over 40 years of banking and commercial lending experience, Apps was previously with TD Bank as Vice President, Relationship Manager in the Hudson Valley and was also Vice President at Sterling National Bank. Prior to that, he was with The Royal Bank of Scotland as Managing Director in New York, and spent over 36 years on various assignments in London, Toronto and Dallas. He graduated as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in the UK and is currently a member of the finance committee for the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan counties. Apps resides in Chester, N.Y.

Brian Joyce has been appointed to Vice President, CML Relationship Manager, Hudson Valley Loan Production Office. Joining Lakeland with 20 years of banking and commercial lending experience, Joyce was previously with TD Bank for 11 years as Vice President, Relationship Management representing the Lower Hudson Valley region. Prior to that, he was a Relationship Manager with Transamerica Business Capital specializing in asset based lending and corporate financing. Joyce has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Pace University. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance Committee for Family Services Inc. in Poughkeepsie, and is a member of the Business Services Committee for the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation. He resides in Orange County, N.Y.

Jana Murray has been appointed to Assistant Treasurer, Portfolio Administrator, Hudson Valley Loan Production Office. Murray was previously with Atlantic Stewardship Bank in Midland Park, N.J. as the Lending Administration Manager responsible for managing the commercial closing department. Prior to that, she was with Provident Bank (now Sterling) in Montebello, N.Y. as a Commercial Lending Administration Supervisor and Team Leader. She has a background in computer programming and web development from Cittone Institute. Murray resides in Orange County, N.Y.

Ken Lawson has been appointed to Senior Credit Analyst, Hudson Valley Loan Production Office. Lawson was previously with Sussex Bank in Rockaway, N.J. as a Credit Analyst, and prior to that was a Staff Accountant with Larson, Kellett & Associates in Williamsport, P.A. A recipient of the 2014 Sussex Bank President’s Award, Lawson has dual bachelor degrees in accounting and finance from Bloomsburg University. He resides in Hampton Township, N.J.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bancorp (LBAI), the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has $3.6 billion in total assets with 48 branch offices, five regional lending centers, and two loan production offices spanning Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties in New Jersey, and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Lakeland Bank is the second largest commercial bank headquartered in the state and offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online and mobile banking, localized commercial lending teams, and 24-hour or less turnaround time on consumer loan applications. For more information about the full line of products and services, visit


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