Lakeland Bank Appoints Versandi and DePeri

Oak Ridge, N.J. – May 6, 2019 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointments.

Tony Versandi has been hired as Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Denville Lending Team. With 11 years of banking experience, Versandi was most recently Vice President, Senior Business Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo Bank in Fairbanks, AK and Summit, N.J. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer at Denali State Bank in Fairbanks and a Branch Manager at Bank of America in Somerset, N.J. Versandi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Master of Business Administration degree at University of Alaska Fairbanks. He was recently the State President of the Air Force Association in Alaska and a member of the Military Affairs Committee of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce. Versandi is a resident of Mine Hill, N.J.

John DePeri has been hired as Mortgage Loan Originator based in Newfoundland, N.J. DePeri will be responsible for serving mortgage borrowers located in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida. A full-service Mortgage Loan Originator with more than 30 years of real estate and mortgage industry experience, he was most recently the North Jersey Home Loan Manager with Santander Bank. DePeri is a former trustee for the Passaic County 200 Club and a coach for travel baseball and hockey teams. He resides in Wayne, N.J.

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 New Jersey’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ. Visit for more information.

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