Oak Ridge, N.J. – Nov. 15, 2021 – Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that Alex Van Der Toorn, Vice President, I.T. Network and Application Support Manager, was a recipient of the NJBankers 2021 Emerging Leaders Rising Star Award. A panel of independent judges reviewed nominations and selected the 2021 awardees based on exemplary leadership characteristics.
“Congratulations to Alex for being named among the banking professionals who are making a significant impact in our industry,” said Thomas Shara, President and CEO, Lakeland Bank. “Alex is a talented leader who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to helping make Lakeland a better bank for our customers and associates and it is an honor to have him on our team.”
Alex Van Der Toorn, Vice President, I.T. Network and Application Support Manager, joined Lakeland Bank in 2005 as a Network Analyst while attending Ramapo College of New Jersey working toward his Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems. Van Der Toorn received his degree in 2007 and has consistently worked to support Lakeland’s rapidly growing technological needs and infrastructure. A recipient the Employee of the Quarter Award in 2009, 2015 and 2016, he has held various positions within the IT department and was promoted to his current position in January 2021. Van Der Toorn participated in Lakeland’s Leader Engagement and Development (LEAD) Program, designed to enhance leadership skills for high-potential associates, and graduated with the 2020 class.
“Being recognized as a Rising Star by NJBankers is an absolute honor,” said Van Der Toorn. “It is humbling to even be nominated for an award like this and to be chosen is just incredible. I’m thankful to Lakeland Bank for all of the opportunities it has given me over the years, and I will continue to work hard to meet, and hopefully exceed, the expectations that this recognition deserves.”
About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has over $8.1 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 New Jersey's #1 Best-In-State Bank by Forbes and Statista, named a Best Bank To Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group, rated a 5-Star Bank by Bauer Financial and named one of New Jersey’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ. Visit LakelandBank.com
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