On Thursday, Lakeland Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Shara announced a number of promotions at the Oakridge-based financial institution.
Alethea Batts has been promoted to senior vice president of Learning and Development. Batts joined Lakeland in 2017 as vice president of the department.
Daniel Gonzales, who joined the organization through its 2016 acquisition of Harmony Bank, has been promoted to senior vice president – team leader, CML.
Daniel Leary was named senior vice president – business banking manager. He has been with the organization since 2008 when he joined as assistant vice president, branch manager of the Wayne office. He was promoted to vice president, business banking officer in 2016.
Dije Alliu joined Lakeland in 2001 as a teller in the Branchville office. Having most recently served as assistant vice president, online sales and support, she was named vice president – eCommerce officer in the announcement.
Chelsea Natiello was announced as vice president – BSA/fraud application support and project manager. Natiello joined the bank in 2009 as a call center financial service provider. Following subsequent changes in position, last year she was named assistant vice president, BSA/fraud project manager.
The bank named a number of assistant vice president posts including: Veronica Cassidy, assistant vice president – loan closing manager; Andrea Chletsos, assistant vice president – senior paralegal; Kimberly Coleman, assistant vice president – fraud manager; Melissa Tadiello, assistant vice president – BSA manager; Marissa Wiggins, assistant vice president – internal audit specialist.
Lakeland also released a number assistant treasurer posts: Ana Gilmore-Oswald, assistant treasurer – senior application support specialist; Mac McCormick, assistant treasurer – branch operations manager; Michael Moran, assistant treasurer – systems engineer; Paul Puzio, assistant treasurer – systems engineer; Andrew Wolters, assistant treasurer – senior credit analyst; Jennifer Wright, assistant treasurer – help desk supervisor; Elizabeth Young, assistant treasurer – brank operations manager.
Lakeland Bank operates over 50 branches in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties.