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Lakeland Bank Announces Employee Promotions

Oak Ridge, N.J. – APRIL 30, 2012 – Thomas J. Shara, president and chief executive officer of Lakeland Bank recently announced the following officer promotions.
 
Timothy Matteson to Executive Vice President – General Counsel. Matteson joined Lakeland Bank in September 2008 as senior vice president – general counsel. In May 2011, he was appointed corporate secretary for the Board of Directors and is chairman of the Bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee. Prior to joining the Bank, he served as counsel at Summit Bank, senior attorney at TD Banknorth, assistant general counsel at Israel Discount Bank, and as general counsel at Hudson United Bancorp. Matteson resides in Tenafly.
 
Eileen Diehl to Vice President – Branch Manager.Diehl joined the former National Bank of Sussex County in November 1988 as a teller. She advanced within retail banking and was promoted to assistant branch manager in May 1993 and to assistant vice president - branch manager in October 1998. A member of the Branchville Rotary and the Branchville, Frankford, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Council, she serves as treasurer for the Homestead Life Enrichment Assoc. and Branchville Unit Salvation Army. Diehl manages the Branchville Office and resides in Vernon.
 
Margaret Laquidara to Vice President – Investment Representative. Laquidara joined Lakeland Bank in March 2010 as an assistant vice president – investment representative for the Bergen County territory. Prior to joining the Bank, she was with TD Bank as a dedicated financial advisor where she was named the top producer for seven consecutive years for the highest amount of sales nationwide. Laquidara has been named the Lakeland Bank top financial advisor in 2010 and 2011.
 
Patrick Lasslett to Vice President – Branch Manager.Lasslett joined Lakeland Bank in October 2003 as an assistant treasurer – branch manager of the Andover Office. He relocated out-of-state for a short time and returned in November 2005 as an assistant vice president – branch manager. Lasslett currently serves on the Sparta Economic Development Committee. Recently awarded Lakeland Bank’s President Leadership Club award, he manages the Sparta Downtown and Sparta Offices.
 
Deborah Parker to Vice President – Branch Manager.Parker joined Lakeland Bank in October 2001 as an assistant vice president – branch manager. She is a member of the Hampton Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Prevention. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked for The Bank of New York as a branch manager. Parker manages the Hampton Office and is a resident of Wantage.
 
Kenneth Partyka to Vice President – Branch Manager.Partyka joined the Bank in October 2003 as an assistant vice president – branch manager in the Hackensack Office. He transferred to Teaneck in May 2004 and has managed the Pompton Plains Office since May 2007. In the 4th quarter of 2011, his branch was the 1st Place Deposit Team in the Eastern Region. Partyka is a member of the Pequannock Chamber of Commerce and is a baseball, basketball and softball coach. A resident of Hasbrouck Heights, he earned a BS in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
 
Hannah Shea-Nomer to Vice President – Branch Manager. Shea-Nomer joined Lakeland Bank in April 2001 as an assistant branch manager of the Pompton Plains Office. She was promoted to assistant treasurer – branch manager of the Cedar Crest Office in May 2006 and to assistant vice president – branch manager in January 2009. A recent recipient of the Lakeland Bank President Leadership Club Award, she manages the Cedar Crest and Woodland Commons Offices. Shea-Nomer resides in Vernon Township.
 
Matt Diamond to Assistant Vice President – Commercial Lending - Wyckoff. Diamond joined Lakeland Bank in June 2006 as a credit analyst trainee in the credit administration department. He transferred to the Wyckoff Lending Team in September 2007 as a credit analyst and was promoted to assistant treasurer – CML in January 2009. Diamond has a BA in Finance from The College of New Jersey and is working toward an MBA from Montclair State University. He resides in Roxbury.
 
Helen Nieves to Assistant Vice President – Branch Manager. Nieves joined Lakeland Bank in October 2006 as an assistant treasurer – branch manager of the Andover and Bristol Glenn Offices. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked for Wachovia Bank as a licensed financial specialist. A graduate of Florida International University, Nieves is a member of the Andover/Byram Chamber of Commerce.
 
Bette Schaumburg to Assistant Vice President – Branch Manager.Schaumburg joined the former NBSC in January 1989 as a part-time teller. She advanced within retail banking and was promoted in 2000 to assistant branch manager of the Branchville Office. In December 2002 she was promoted to assistant treasurer – branch manager of the Stillwater Office. A former treasurer of Soroptimist International, Schaumburg resides in Fredon Township.
 
Lakeland Bancorp, the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has an asset base of approximately $2.9 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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