Lakeland Bank Appoints Financial Advisors

Oak Ridge, N.J. – Nov. 21, 2016 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments.

Geoffrey L. Franklin has been hired as Vice President, Financial Advisor for the Investment Services Division based in Hackensack. Franklin will be serving the Englewood, Hackensack, Rochelle Park, and Teaneck Offices. He joins Lakeland Bank with more than 20 years of investment management experience at JPMorgan Securities where he was most recently the Senior Financial Advisor in JPMorgan’s Chase Wealth Management group serving the Montclair market. Franklin earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in finance from the University of Delaware. He has Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses as well as NJ and NY Life and Health Insurance licenses. Franklin resides in Ridgewood.

Robert Siegler has been hired as Vice President, Financial Advisor for the Investment Services Division based in Butler. Siegler will be serving the Bloomingdale, Butler, Pompton Plain, Ringwood, Wanaque, and Wayne Offices. He was most recently a Financial Advisor with JPMorgan Securities in Rockland County, N.Y. and prior to that, a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in New City, N.Y. Siegler earned a bachelor’s degree from Ramapo College and has earned the CRPC® from the College for Financial Planning. He has Series 7 and 66 licenses as well as NJ and NY Life and Health Insurance licenses. Siegler resides in Mahwah.

Matthew Stanek has been hired as Assistant Vice President, Financial Advisor for the Investment Services Division based in Bernardsville. He will be serving the Bernardsville, Madison, Mendham, Morristown and Summit Offices as well as the Middlesex and Monmouth County market. Stanek was most recently a Private Client Banker with JPMorgan Chase Bank’s Wealth Management group in Upper Montclair. He earned a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and has Series 6 and 63 licenses as well as a NJ Life and Health Insurance license. Stanek resides in Morris Plains.      

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has $4.9 billion in total assets. The Bank operates 52 New Jersey branch offices in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties; five New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Jackson, Montville, Teaneck and Waldwick; and two commercial loan production offices serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive suite of financial products and services for businesses and consumers. Visit LakelandBank.com for more information.

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