Oak Ridge, N.J. –July 18, 2017 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment.
Michelle Jones has been hired as Vice President, SBA Portfolio Manager for the Ocean County Commercial Lending Team based in Jackson, N.J. Joining Lakeland with more than 15 years of industry experience, she was most recently an Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for First Commerce Bank in Lakewood and prior to that was a Vice President, Community Bank Executive with The Bank of Princeton. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Rider University. She has been a member of the Lakewood UEZ Finance Committee since 2013 and is a former member of the Mercer County Regional Chamber of Commerce serving on the Young Business Leaders Council, Project Committee and Communications Committee. Jones is a resident of Allentown, N.J.
About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has $5.2 billion in total assets. The Bank operates 53 branch offices throughout Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties in New Jersey including one branch in Highland Mills, New York; six New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Jackson, Montville, Newton, Teaneck and Waldwick; and one in New York to serve the Hudson Valley region. Lakeland also has a commercial loan production office serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive suite of financial products and services for businesses and consumers. Visit LakelandBank.com for more information.