Oak Ridge, N.J. – April 12, 2021 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment.
Stephen Soper has been hired as Vice President, Financial Advisor based in Wantage, N.J. Soper will be responsible for assisting clients with all of their financial planning, wealth management and insurance needs. With 28 years of industry experience, he was most recently Senior Vice President, Wealth Manager at Moody Bank in Houston, TX. Soper earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance at University of Bridgeport. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Certified Investment Management Analyst®, Certified Retirement Counselor and Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor. Soper is a member of the Knights of Columbus and past board member of the Cardinal Shehan Center and the YMCA. He resides in Fishkill, N.Y.
About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has over $7.6 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 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.