Emerging Financial Leaders Group

On September 26, 2018 a delegation of young bankers met to organize a new division of the New Jersey Bankers Association. 

The Emerging Financial Leaders Group was formed to provide emerging leaders in the banking industry, ages 21 – 40, the opportunity to take their career to the next level and become the future leaders of the banking industry.

The Emerging Financial Leaders Group will provide educational programming and networking opportunities for emerging leaders in finance.  In addition, the Group will provide support to local communities through philanthropic activities and outreach.

To learn more about the Emerging Financial Leaders Group, please contact Jessica Furino at jfurino@njbankers.com or 908-252-8500 ext. 641 for more information.


Group Leaders

Sonia Amorim, First Vice President, Valley
Chris Burke, AVPUnity Bank
Justyna Davis, Compliance Internal AuditorMillington Bank
Frank Di Dolci, VP/Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of New Jersey
David DiStefano, SVP/Market ExecutiveFirst Bank
Michael Giacobello, Advisory Board Relationship ManagerInvestors Bank
Stephany Kim, Branch Manager & BDO, BCB Community Bank
Rebecca Kugelman, VP/Deposit OperationsUnity Bank
Richard Lanza, SVP/Chief Technology OfficerManasquan Bank
Khanh Le, SVP, Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America
Nicole Linardos, AVP/Marketing Supervisor, Boiling Springs Savings Bank
Dawn Machacek,
AVP/Strategic Coordinator, ConnectOne Bank
Nick Martin, Marketing Coordinator/Asst Treasurer/VBMManasquan Bank
Sergio Martins,
Branch Manager, Haven Savings Bank
Jennie Piperi, VP/HR DirectorMetuchen Savings Bank
Kate Sant'Angelo, VP/Retail Private BankerPeapack-Gladstone Bank
Heather Schick, VP/Product Support SpecialistManasquan Bank
Ellen Simons, Human Resource ManagerAmboy Bank
Keith Suchodolski, SVP/ControllerKearny Bank
Erin Suckiel, Assistant to the Director of Communications,  NJBankers
Drew TerWaarbeek, VP/Area Branch ManagerLakeland Bank
Suzanne Wegryn, SVP/Senior Credit OfficerOceanFirst Bank
Jennifer Weisert, VP/Regional Branch ManagerManasquan Bank

Ex-Officio Member
Jessica Furino, Vice President Member Experiences, NJBankers

Past Events
October 17, 2019  
EFLG Community Service Day
Grow-A-Row, Pittstown, NJ


June 5, 2019
EFLG Leadership Conference, 
Kean University, Union, NJ

Thursday, April 11, 2019

EFLG Topgolf Networking Event , Topgolf, Edison NJ


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Emerging Financial Leaders Group Kick-Off Event, J.J. Bitting Brewing Company, Woodbridge NJ


Thank You to our EFLG Event Underwriters