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Lakeland Bank Appoints New Officers

Oak Ridge, N.J. – Oct. 8, 2013 – Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank, has announced the following appointments to the Commercial Lending team.
George Darren Hrobuchak to assistant treasurer, portfolio manager, Commercial Lending Montville Team. Hrobuchak has more than 12 years of mortgage and banking experience, most recently with First Hope Bank in Sparta in the commercial credit department. Prior to that, he was with Champion Mortgage in Parsippany in the residential underwriting department. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, N.J. Hrobuchak served on the Denville Fire Department, Valley View Company #3 for eight years and is a volunteer for the Denville Rotary. Hrobuchak resides in Parsippany, N.J.
David May to vice president, commercial real estate loan officer, Commercial Lending Wyckoff Team. May has 14 years of experience in banking and commercial lending, most recently with Freedom Bank in Maywood. Previously, he worked at NVE Bank in Englewood and Oritani Bank in the Township of Washington. A graduate of Felician College, May holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and marketing. He is a member of the N.J. Apartment Association, N.J. Mortgage Bankers Association, Property Owners Association of N.J., Young Mortgage Bankers Association and Young Real Estate Professionals of N.Y. and N.J. A resident of Mahwah, May is commissioner of Mahwah Youth Tennis and a member of the Mahwah Blue Ribbon Committee.
Jeffrey Wichman to vice president, commercial real estate loan officer, Commercial Lending Bernardsville Team. Wichman has 29 years of banking experience, most recently with Heritage Community Bank in Randolph, N.J. as first vice president commercial lending. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer with Saddle River Valley Bank from 2005 to 2012. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio and holds an MBA in finance from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Wichman is a resident of Rockaway Township.
About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bancorp, the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has $3.3 billion in total assets with 52 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.