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 Furino at jfurino@njbankers.com or 908-272-8500 ext. 641. 

Thank You to our EFLG Event Underwriters

Emerging Financial Leaders Group Conference
March 19, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Join us for our first full day conference for the EFLG!  
Attendees will discover their leadership style and learn how to be an effective leader, understand importance of personal branding and powerful communication
and hear from bank CEO’s how to take your career to the next level in banking.
Click here to register!

.Topgolf Networking Event
June 4, 2020
Topgolf, Edison, NJ
Network with your peers and enjoy an interactive game of golf! 

EFLG Community Service Day
September 20, 2020
Grow-a-Row, Pittstown, NJ
Harvest fruits and vegetables for New Jersey families in need at our community service day

Group Leaders

Sonia Amorim,First Vice President, Valley Bank
Chris Burke, AVPUnity Bank
Justyna Davis, Compliance Internal AuditorMillington Bank
David DiStefano, SVP/Market ExecutiveFirst Bank
Gwendelyn Fisher,
Assistant Treasurer/Marketing Manager, First Bank
Heather Hendry, VP, Enterprise Risk Management, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Stephany Kim, Branch Manager & BDO, BCB Community Bank
Rebecca Kugelman, VP/Deposit OperationsUnity 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
Erin Suckiel, Assistant to the Director of Communications,  NJBankers
Drew TerWaarbeek, VP/Area Branch ManagerLakeland Bank
Allison Winters,  Brand and Communications Officer, Columbia 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