Lakeland Bank Promotes Ruvo and Rivera

Oak Ridge, N.J. – November 5, 2019 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following promotions. 

Theresa Ruvo has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Branch Administrator based in Oak Ridge, N.J. In this role, Ruvo will be responsible for the overall operations, policy and procedures for the branch network. She began her career with Lakeland Bank in 2014 as Assistant Vice President, Assistant Branch Administrator and in 2015, she was promoted to Vice President. Prior to joining the Bank, Ruvo was Director of Training at Kearny in Fairfield, N.J. and a Regional Manager at Provident Bank in Bloomfield, N.J. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kean University and is a graduate of the American Institute of Banking and the inaugural Lakeland Bank LEAD class. Ruvo is a Eucharistic Minister for St. Pius X Church. She resides in Montville, N.J.

Jason Rivera has been promoted to Vice President, Business Banking Officer based in Oak Ridge, N.J. Rivera will be responsible for developing small business lending opportunities. With more than 10 years of industry experience, he was most recently a Branch Operations Manager of the Vernon office. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager at Highlands State Bank prior to the acquisition earlier this year. He earned an associate’s degree in business management from Sussex County Community College. Rivera resides in Wantage, 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 America’s Best-In-State Banks 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 for more information.

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