Oak Ridge, N.J. – Feb. 18, 2020 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment.
Christopher Carola has been hired as Vice President, Relationship Manager joining the Denville/Totowa Commercial Lending Team based in Totowa, N.J. Carola will be responsible for expanding relationships with existing and new commercial clients. With more than 20 years of banking experience, he was most recently Vice President, Commercial Lending at Oritani Bank in Township of Washington, N.J. Prior to that, Carola was a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch in Montvale, N.J. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Seton Hall University. Carola resides in Wood Ridge, 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 New Jersey’s #1 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 LakelandBank.com for more information.