Oak Ridge, N.J. – May 17, 2021 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment.
Robert Donoso has been hired as a Mortgage Loan Originator based in Oak Ridge, N.J. Donoso will be responsible for serving mortgage borrowers located in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Florida. With more than 18 years of mortgage industry experience assisting borrowers in all aspects of the mortgage process, he was most recently a Mortgage Development Officer with Santander Bank serving customers in Middlesex and Ocean Counties in N.J. Donoso earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bernard M. Baruch College (CUNY). A multilinguist, he is fluent in Spanish and conversational Portuguese. Donoso resides in Jackson, N.J.
Jerel Zarra has been hired as a Mortgage Loan Originator based in Oak Ridge, N.J. Zarra will be responsible for serving mortgage borrowers located in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Florida. With 25 years of mortgage industry experience and five years of real estate experience assisting borrowers in all aspects of the mortgage process, he is a former President and CEO of Renaissance Lenders in Springfield, N.J. Zarra founded and plays for the Bocce League of East Hanover, is a member of the East Hanover Italian American Club and previously coached baseball and soccer in his town. He resides in East Hanover, NJ.
About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has over $7.7 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 a Best-In-State Bank 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.