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Lakeland Bank Announces Employee of the Quarter Awards

Oak Ridge, NJ – October 10, 2012 –– Lakeland Bank recently honored four employees with the Employee of the Quarter Award. Daryl Eastlake, Patricia Galante, Joanne Hammons and Mary Miller were presented with the award based on nominations submitted by their colleagues.
“We appreciate the commitment and dedication these colleagues demonstrate to our customers, our bank and the communities we serve,” said Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “It is with great pleasure that we recognize them for their exceptional service.”
Daryl Eastlake – BSA Analyst – BSA/Fraud  
Eastlake was hired in 2000 as a teller in Hewitt, was promoted and transferred in 2002 to Little Falls, and in 2004 transferred to Ringwood. She transferred to the Carey Avenue office in 2005 and remained until her transfer to the BSA department in 2010. Eastlake was promoted to her current position in 2011. She is a resident of Highland Lakes.
Patricia Galante – Consumer Loan Assistant – Consumer Lending
Galante joined the Bank in 2001 as a teller at Sparta Downtown, and transferred in 2003 to loan operations as a consumer loan clerk. She transferred to her current position in 2009 and currently resides in Lafayette.
Joanne Hammons – Regional Administrator – Northern Region
Hammons started in 2004 as a teller in Sussex Wantage, became a float teller for the Northern Region in 2006 and transferred to Fredon in 2008. Later that year, she was promoted to customer service representative and transferred to North Warren. Hammons transferred to her current position in 2011, and she resides in Vernon.
Mary Miller – Customer Service Representative – Park Place Office
Miller joined Branchville Downtown in 2004 as a teller and transferred to Hampton in 2006. Promoted to teller manager in 2007, she transferred to Park Place when the Trinity Street office closed. Promoted to her current position in 2009, Miller is a resident of Dingmans Ferry, P.A.
About Lakeland Bank
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.
Photo caption: Lakeland Bank President and CEO Tom Shara stands with colleagues (left to right) Joanne Hammons of Vernon, Mary Miller of Dingmans Ferry, P.A., and Daryl Eastlake of Highland Lakes who were all presented with an Employee of the Quarter Award. Not pictured: Patricia Galante of Lafayette.