OAK RIDGE, N.J., February 23, 2015 — Mary Ann Deacon has been named one of New Jersey’s 2015 Best 50 Women in Business. The award program, produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication, is sponsored by Wells Fargo, WithumSmith+Brown, PC, and Comcast Business.
The Best 50 Women in Business awards program honors New Jersey’s most dynamic women in business that have been making headlines in their field. To qualify, a nominee had to meet selection criteria that included living or working in New Jersey and holding significant authority for decision making in her company.
“Mary Ann has been an integral member of the Lakeland Bank board since 1995, and with over thirty years of extensive experience in real estate development, construction, property management and sales, has provided strong leadership to our senior management team,” said Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO. “She was the first female director to sit on the board and in 2011 became the Bank’s Chairman.”
An independent panel of judges selected the top fifty winners based on their dedication to business growth, professional and personal accomplishments, community involvement, and advocacy for women.
“We are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize this outstanding group of women.” said Thomas Curtin, publisher of NJBIZ. “As business and community leaders, they are constantly redefining success within and outside the business arena. On behalf of NJBIZ, we would like to thank and congratulate these fifty outstanding women for their dedication to New Jersey’s future.”
NJBIZ and the program sponsors will honor this year’s winners during an awards ceremony on Monday, March 23, 2015 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ. The honorees will also be highlighted in a special supplement to NJBIZ on March 30, 2015.
For more information about the NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business awards program or to reserve seats to the event, please visit www.njbiz.com/events or contact Erika Plateroti at erikap at njbiz dot com or (732) 246-5713.
About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ: LBAI), the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has $3.5 billion in total assets with 51 offices spanning eight northern New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Lakeland Bank, headquartered in Oak Ridge, offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online and mobile banking, localized commercial lending teams, an expanded residential mortgage lending platform and 24-hour-or-less turnaround on consumer loan applications. For more information about the full line of products and services, visit LakelandBank.com.