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 Manager, Valley National Bank
Chris Burke, AVP, Unity Bank
Justyna Davis, Compliance Internal Auditor, Millington Bank
Frank Di Dolci, AVP Relationship Manager, Unity Bank
David DiStefano, SVP/Market Executive, First Bank
Keith German, CD Lender/CRA Officer, Fulton Bank of New Jersey
Michael Giacobello, Advisory Board Relationship Manager, Investors Bank
Heather Hendry, VP/ERM Officer, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Stephany Kim, Branch Manager & BDO, BCB Community Bank
Rebecca Kugelman, VP/Deposit Operations, Unity Bank
Richard Lanza, SVP/Chief Technology Officer, Manasquan 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/VBM, Manasquan Bank
Jennie Piperi, VP/HR Director, Metuchen Savings Bank
Kate Sant'Angelo, VP/Retail Private Banker, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Heather Schick, VP/Product Support Specialist, Manasquan Bank
Kayde Shabrack, Electronic Customer Svc Support Manager, Atlantic Stewardship Bank
Ellen Simons, Human Resource Manager, Amboy Bank
Keith Suchodolski, SVP/Controller, Kearny Bank
Erin Suckiel, Assistant to the Director of Communications,  NJBankers
Drew TerWaarbeek, VP/Area Branch Manager, Lakeland Bank
Siya Vansia, VP Marketing, ConnectOne Bank
Suzanne Wegryn, SVP/Senior Credit Officer, OceanFirst Bank
Jennifer Weisert, VP/Regional Branch Manager, Manasquan Bank

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