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Lakeland Bank Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Oak Ridge, N.J. – October 12, 2011 – “One of Lakeland Bank’s core values is to provide career advancement opportunities within our organization,” said Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO. “And at our recent annual service celebration for colleagues who have been with the company 10 years or more, it was evident we have provided a place for our staff to grow and succeed professionally.”  
 
The longevity of employment at Lakeland Bank has been paramount to the bank’s ability to maintain long-term customer relationships and provide exceptional service for their personal and business banking needs. Every year, Lakeland Bank hosts a luncheon ceremony at its headquarters to honor its employees who have celebrated 20 or more years of service in the current year. Additionally, employees celebrating a 10 year service anniversary in the third quarter are recognized by senior management.
 
The following 16 individuals join 171 colleagues who have worked at Lakeland Bank 10 or more years:
 
35 years of service
Karen Kennedy of Butler, senior vice president, branch administrator
 
30 years of service
Betty Frint of Frankford Township, assistant treasurer, accountant
Valree Gallagher of Lake Hopatcong, assistant administrator, deposit operations
Connie Ann Meehan of Wantage, senior vice president, director, human resources
Thomas Post of Frankford Township, vice president, data security administrator
Sharon Space of Lake Hopatcong, assistant treasurer, computer operations manager
 
25 years of service
Laurie Corcoran of Fredon, assistant treasurer, imaging department manager
Elizabeth Anne McQueen of Hamburg, customer service representative, Vernon office
 
20 years of service
Patricia Foster of Wantage, receptionist/accounts payable, deposit operations
Michele Gilchrist of Jefferson Township, human resources assistant
Xiomara Leszkowicz of Wantage, assistant branch manager, Lafayette office
Tina McCarrick of Vernon, assistant treasurer, branch manager, Hardyston office
Robert Vandenbergh of Andover, senior executive vice president, chief operating officer
 
10 years of service
Patricia Galante of Lafayette, consumer loan assistant
Melissa Teague of Wantage, weekend teller, Vernon office
Richard Totaro of Newton, team leader, equipment finance, loan operations
 
Lakeland Bancorp, the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has an asset base of approximately $2.8 billion and 47 offices spanning six northern New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online banking, localized commercial lending teams, and 24-hour or less turnaround time on consumer loan applications. For more information about the bank’s full line of products and services, visit their website at lakelandbank.com.
                                                                          
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