Lakeland Bank Honors Colleagues for 10 Years of Service March 2016

Add ImageOak Ridge, N.J. – March 31, 2016 – Lakeland Bank recently hosted a ceremony at its corporate headquarters office to honor employees who reached 10 years of service with the Bank.

“Lakeland Bank thanks these colleagues for their long-term commitment to the Bank, and congratulates them for reaching their service anniversary milestone,” said Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO.

Jeff Beebe – Vice President, Financial Advisor, Investment Services, Sparta

Beebe joined Lakeland Bank in 2006 as an Assistant Vice President, Financial Advisor based in Sparta. In 2011, he was promoted to Vice President, Financial Advisor. Prior to Lakeland, he worked for Smith Barney as a Financial Advisor based in Florham Park and Merrill Lynch based in Newton. Beebe received a bachelor’s degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, P.A. He is a recipient of the Annual Essex National Securities Chairman’s Club Award and is a student and instructor at East West Karate in Sparta. Beebe is a life-long resident of Sparta.

William Reul – Assistant Treasurer, Credit Administration Reports Officer, Credit, Oak Ridge

Reul joined Lakeland in March 2006 working in the Leasing Division in Montville. In 2008, he relocated to the Credit Administration department in Oak Ridge as an Equipment Finance Credit Administrator and was promoted to his current position in March 2013. Reul is actively involved with St. Mary’s Church in Pompton Lakes as a Youth Ministry volunteer for retreats and service projects and was formerly a Stephen Minister caring for those facing difficult life challenges. He is a resident of Bloomingdale.

Linda Smith – Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Loan Officer, Commercial Lending, Wyckoff

Smith joined the Bank in 2006 based in Teaneck and transferred to the Wyckoff office location in 2009. Prior to joining Lakeland, she worked for Citibank in the Commercial Real Estate Group in New York City. Smith received a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College, a master’s degree in urban planning from Hunter College, and has completed coursework toward a doctorate in urban planning at Rutgers College. She serves as President of the Rutgers Alumnae Women’s Professional Network, Treasurer of the River Edge Public Library Board of Trustees and is a board member for Jersey City Golden Door International Film Festival. Smith is a resident of River Edge.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has $4.2 billion in total assets. The Bank operates 53 New Jersey branch offices in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties; five New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Montville, Newton, Teaneck and Wyckoff/Waldwick; and two commercial loan production offices serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive suite of financial products and services for businesses and consumers. Visit for more information.

Photo courtesy of Lakeland Bank

Caption: President and CEO Tom Shara, left, stands with colleagues celebrating 10 years of service with Lakeland Bank. Left to right is William Reul, Linda Smith and Jeff Beebe.


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