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Lakeland Bank Announces Employee Promotions

Oak Ridge, N.J. – October 12, 2012 – Thomas J. Shara, president and chief executive officer of Lakeland Bank recently announced the following employee promotions.
Mark Bahnuk to Vice President – CML/Sussex. Bahnuk joined the Bank in 2004 as a junior credit analyst in credit administration, and transferred to the Sussex Lending Team in May 2005. Promoted to assistant treasurer in January 2008, he transferred to the Caldwell Team in March 2009 and returned to the Sussex Team in August. Bahnuk was promoted to assistant vice president in January 2010. A graduate of James Madison University, a member of Hackettstown Kiwanis, and the Joan Knechel Memorial Walk committee, Bahnuk is a resident of Hackettstown.
Lisa Johnson to Assistant Vice President - Consumer Lending. Johnson joined Lakeland Bank in September 2007 as an asset based accounting clerk in the loan operations department. She transferred to the consumer loan department in February 2010 as an assistant treasurer – consumer loan officer. Johnson was a recipient of the Retail Star Award in the first quarter of 2012. She resides in West Milford.
Frank Walka to Assistant Treasurer – Remote Deposit Officer & Branch Operations Specialist - Branch Administration. Walka joined the Bank in February 2005 as a teller in Morristown. In December 2006, he transferred to the Boonton Office as a customer service representative and in May 2009 transferred to Montville. Walka transitioned to the branch operations specialist position in November 2011. He has an associate’s degree in business administration from County College of Morris and is a resident of Boonton.
Lakeland Bancorp, the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has an asset base of approximately $2.9 billion and 46 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.