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, VP and Territory Sales ManagerValley National Bank
Chris Burke, AVPUnity Bank
Justyna Davis, Compliance Internal AuditorMillington Bank
Frank Di Dolci, AVP Relationship ManagerUnity Bank
David DiStefano, SVP/Market ExecutiveFirst Bank
Keith German, CD Lender/CRA OfficerFulton Bank of New Jersey
Michael Giacobello, Advisory Board Relationship ManagerInvestors Bank
Heather Hendry, VP/ERM OfficerPeapack-Gladstone 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
Linda Martin, Senior Marketing Manager, Investors Bank
Nick Martin, Marketing Coordinator/Asst Treasurer/VBMManasquan Bank
Jennie Piperi, VP/HR DirectorMetuchen Savings Bank
Kate Sant'Angelo, VP/Retail Private BankerPeapack-Gladstone Bank
Heather Schick, VP/Product Support SpecialistManasquan Bank
Kayde Shabrack, Electronic Customer Svc Support ManagerAtlantic Stewardship 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
Siya Vansia, VP MarketingConnectOne 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

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Emerging Financial Leaders Group Kick-Off Event
J.J. Bitting Brewing Company, Woodbridge NJ

Join NJBankers for the EFLG kick-off event for banking professionals ages 21-40.

Additional Information and Registration

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - SAVE THE DATE
EFLG Topgolf Networking Event
Topgolf, Edison NJ

Network with your peers and enjoy a high-tech game of golf!