Lakeland Bank Appoints Arriola, Wiggins and Kasek

Oak Ridge, N.J. – Oct. 22, 2015 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following officer appointments.

Romualdo Arriola has beenappointedto Vice President, IT Audit Manager based in Iselin, N.J. Arriola joins Lakeland Bank with over 15 years combined experience in Information Technology, Information Security, IT Audit, and IT Risk Advisory. Arriola was most recently IT Director and Information Security Officer at Carrier Clinic/East Mountain Hospital in Belle Meade, and prior to that was IT Audit Manager for Veris Consulting in Red Bank. Arriola earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Maryland and a master’s in computer science with academic distinction from Pace University. He is a Certified Information Security Auditor, a member of ISACA NJ Chapter, and a founder/chairperson of the Cenacle of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Old Bridge, N.J. Arriola resides in South River, N.J.

Marissa Wiggins has been appointedto Assistant Treasurer, Audit Officer based at the Milton Operations Center. Wiggins was most recently with John Hancock/Acorn Financial in Livingston, N.J. as a Financial Executive Assistant. Prior to that, she worked for State Street Bank in Quincy, M.A. in Global Income Services. Wiggins earned a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing, and an Associate of Science in Advertising and Communications from Johnson & Wales University. She is a volunteer for Special Olympics and a Girl Scouts Gold Award volunteer. She is a resident of Andover Township, N.J.

Barbara Kasek has been appointed to Assistant Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager based at the Branchville branch. With 13years of banking experience, Kasek was previously Branch Manager with Llewellyn-Edison Savings Bank, FSB in Augusta, N.J. Kasek attended Bergen Community College, Sussex County Community College and the American Institute of Banking. She is a member of the Hampton Township Rotary and Sussex County Chamber of Commerce. Kasek is a resident of Hamburg, N.J.  


About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bancorp (LBAI), the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has $3.7 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 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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