Oak Ridge, N.J. – October 31, 2019 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments.
Thomas Guinan has been hired as Vice President, Relationship Manager based in Waldwick, N.J. Guinan will be responsible for expanding relationships with existing and new commercial clients. With more than 30 years of industry and lending experience, he was most recently a Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer at ConnectOneBank in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer at Oritani Bank in the Township of Washington, N.J. and Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer at Columbia Bank in Fair Lawn, N.J. Guinan earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a member of the Bergen County Bar Ethics Committee, the Trustee of the Bergen County Bar Foundation and a board member and audit chair of the Hackensack Golf Club. Guinan resides in Wyckoff, N.J.
Christine Merowchek has been hired as Vice President, Senior SBA Portfolio Manager. Merowchek will be responsible for overseeing the existing SBA portfolio as well as managing new loan requests. With more than 15 years of industry and lending experience, she was most recently a Senior SBA Underwriter at ReadyCap Lending in New Providence, N.J. Prior to that, she was Vice President, Senior SBA Underwriter at BankUnited and was also an Assistant Vice President, Senior Underwriter with CIT Group in Livingston, N.J. Merowchek earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Monmouth University. She is a member of the Clark NJ Business Women’s Group and Jersey Shore Women in Business.
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 one of America’s 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.