Columbia Bank said Jan. 4 that it has appointed Oliver Lewis as executive vice president, head of commercial banking. In his new role, Lewis will be responsible for the Commercial Banking Division consisting of the Bank’s Commercial & Industrial, SBA, Middle Market, Commercial Real Estate and Construction lending activities, Treasury Management Sales and the Business Development Department.
Since May of 2019, Lewis has served as Columbia Bank’s senior vice president, commercial banking market manager. In that role, he was responsible for the Central and Southern New Jersey lending regions. Prior to joining Columbia, he held several leadership roles within the financial services industry, including as a Market Executive at JP Morgan Chase and Treasury Services, Regional Sales Executive.
“Oliver has been an exemplary leader throughout his time at Columbia Bank and is well-versed in many areas from lending to sales to treasury management services,” said Thomas Kemly, president and CEO of Columbia Bank. “With over 25 years of experience, he is well-positioned to accelerate the growth of our Commercial Banking strategy.”
Lewis is an active member in his community and currently serves as a Board Member for the NJ Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Flemington Presbyterian Church. He holds an MBA from Rutgers University. Prior to starting his banking career, Oliver served in the United States Air Force, where he attained the rank of Captain.