Lakeland Bank Honors Colleagues for Years of Service

Oak Ridge, N.J. – October 6, 2015 – Lakeland Bank recently hosted a luncheon ceremony at its Milton Operations and Training center to honor colleagues who reached 20 or more years of service with the Bank. Additionally, colleagues with 10 years of service in the third quarter were recognized, and in June colleagues celebrating a 10 year service anniversary were honored.

“Lakeland Bank recognizes that part of our success is due to the colleagues who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the Bank,” said Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO. “This year we celebrated the service of 16 individuals who have been with the Bank 20 or more years, and in the last two quarters we recognized 21 colleagues who had a 10 year anniversary.”

Lakeland Bank thanks the following colleagues for their commitment to the Bank, and congratulates them for reaching their service anniversary milestone:

35 Years of Service

Rita Myers – Senior Vice President, Comptroller, Finance Dept., Oak Ridge

Elaine Petit – First Senior Vice President, Head of Business Application Support, Milton

Sharon Space – Asst. Vice President, Computer Operations Mgr., Computer Operations, Milton


30 Years of Service

Connie Feeney – Vice President, Small Business Lender, Small Business Lending, Oak Ridge

Carol Gelormino – Vice President, Training Director, Training Dept., Milton

Karina Pettenger – Escrow Specialist, Deposit Operations, Milton

Bertha Valentin – Personal Banking Consultant II, Hardyston Branch


25 Years of Service

Susan Borri – Teller Manager, Bloomingdale Branch

Karen Di Tacconi – Asst. Treasurer, Wire Transfer Supervisor, Deposit Operations, Milton

Mary Kristen Elsishans – Vice President, Retail Sales Manager, Retail Sales, Oak Ridge

Patricia Rosenberg – Vice President, Area Manager, Fredon/North Warren/Stillwater Branches


20 Years of Service

Karen Amorosi – Asst. Treasurer, Equip. Finance Administrator, Equipment Finance, Montville

Roseanne CambourisTeller Manager, Stanhope Branch

Jacqueline Hayes – Asst. Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager, West Milford Branch

Shanyn Mason – Personal Banking Consultant, Vernon Branch

Nancy Verrill – Customer Service Representative, Milton Branch

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President & CEO Tom Shara, center, stands with colleagues celebrating 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service with Lakeland Bank. Back Row: Connie Feeney, Carol Gelormino, Elaine Petit, Kristin Elsishans, Jacqueline Hayes, and Susan Borri. Front Row: Patricia Rosenberg, Karen Amorosi, Sharon Space, Karen Di Tacconi, Nancy Verrill, Karina Pettenger, and Rita Myers. Not pictured: Roseanne Cambouris,Shanyn Mason, and Bertha Valentin.


10 Years of Service (3rd Quarter)

Emelia Aboagye – Teller Manager, Little Falls Branch

Maria Arocho – Credit Administrator, Credit Admin., Oak Ridge

Elizabeth Benedict – Teller Manager, Hardyston Branch

Sara Esposito – Asst. Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager, Butler Branch

Mary Franchini – Office Assistant, Business Development, Montville

Margaret Krajick – Teller Manager, Franklin Branch

Nancy Minette – SVP, Professional Services Government, Business Services, Bernardsville

Sonal Parikh – Asst. Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager, Caldwell Branch

Katarzyna (Kathy) Pasquariello – CML Processor, Loan Operations, Milton

David Pick – Vice President, Information Technology Specialist/Network Services, Milton

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President & CEO Tom Shara, center, stands with colleagues celebrating 10 years of service with Lakeland Bank. Back Row: David Pick and Kathy Pasquariello. Front left to right: Margaret Krajick, Maria Arocho, Emelia Aboagye, Elizabeth Benedict, Nancy Minette, Mary Franchini, Sonal Parikh and Sara Esposito.

10 Years of Service (2nd Quarter)

Patricia Burroughs – Asst. Vice President, Underwriter-Credit Analyst/CML, Sussex Team

Janet Brunk e– Call Center Clerk/Loan Operations, Milton

Kristina DeLuca – Asst. Vice President, BSA-Fraud Manger, BSA-Fraud Department, Milton

Janice Gaughan – Asst. Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager, Hardyston Branch

Sofija Kristik – Teller, Bloomingdale Branch

Rebecca Lambert– E-Funds Clerk and Assistant Wire Specialist, Deposit Operations, Milton

Handan Nomani – Asst. Treasurer, Branch Operations Manager, Wanaque Branch

Susan Pfeil-Taylor – Asst. Branch Manager, Stanhope Branch

Nicholas Poulos – Equipment Finance Collection Representative, Credit Department, Oak Ridge

Maureen Reda – Scanning Processor, Loan Operations, Milton

Alexander Van Der Toorn – Network Administrator II, Network Services, Milton

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Regional President Bob Vandenbergh stands with Patricia Burroughs (back row) and Nicholas Poulos, Maureen Reda, Janice Gaughan, Handan Nomani, Janet Brunke, and Alexander Van Der Toorn (front left to right) who were recognized for 10 Years of Service in June.  Not pictured: Kristina DeLuca, Sofija Krstik, Rebecca Lambert and Susan Pfeil-Taylor.


About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bancorp (LBAI), the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has $3.7 billion in total assets with 48 branch offices, five regional lending centers, and two loan production offices spanning Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties in New Jersey, and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online and mobile banking, localized commercial lending teams, and 24-hour or less turnaround time on consumer loan applications. For more information about the full line of products and services, visit


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