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 join the Emerging Financial Leaders Group, please contact Jessica Jakobson at jjakobson@njbankers.com or 908-272-8500 ext. 641. 

Thank You to our EFLG Event Underwriters


Group Leaders

Sonia Amorim, First Vice President, Valley Bank
Jessica Binkiewicz,
Associate Relationship Manager, TriState Capital Bank

Ryan Blake, MBA, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, BCB Bank
David DiStefano, FSVP/Regional PresidentFirst Bank
Gwendelyn Fisher, AVP/Marketing Manager, First Bank
Almira Halilovic, SVP/Regional Manager, PNC
Heather Hendry, VP, Enterprise Risk Management, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Stephany Kim, Branch Manager & BDO, BCB Community Bank
Khanh Le, SVP, Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America
Dawn Machacek, AVP/Strategic Coordinator, ConnectOne Bank
Nick Martin,Marketing Coordinator/Asst Treasurer/VBM, Manasquan Bank
Sergio Martins, Branch Manager, Haven Savings Bank
Katie Meyers, Internal Communications / Brand Champion, Manasquan Bank
Chris Rozewski, 1st Vice President-Director of Data Analytics, Kearny Bank
Kate Sant'Angelo, VP/Retail Private BankerPeapack-Gladstone Bank
Heather Schick, VP/Product Support SpecialistManasquan Bank
Kasey Silva
, Business Banking Relationship Manager, Bank of America
Erin Suckiel, Website and Database Administrator,  NJBankers
Drew TerWaarbeek, VP/Area Branch ManagerLakeland Bank
Allison Winters, Vice President, Client Experience Officer, Columbia Bank 

Ex-Officio Member
Jessica JakobsonVice President of Professional Development

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


EFLG Leadership Conference, 
Kean University, Union, NJ

EFLG Topgolf Networking Event , Topgolf, Edison NJ


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