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Hackensack resident appointed Kearny Bank 1st VP / Government Banking and Small Business Banking Leader

Photo:  Jack D. Anastasi has been appointed Kearny Bank’s 1st Vice President/Government Banking and Small Business Banking Leader.2/5/2019 Fairfield, NJ

Jack D. Anastasi, of Hackensack, has been appointed Kearny Bank’s 1st Vice President/Government Banking and Small Business Banking Leader. Working in conjunction with the bank’s Government Bank Team and its Business Relationship Officers, Anastasi is charged both with managing and expanding Kearny Bank’s government and small business banking relationships, through exceptional customer service and enhanced product development.

“The relationships we have with our government and business customers are essential to Kearny Bank,” explains Anthony Bilotta, Executive Vice President/Chief Banking Officer for Kearny Bank. “Jack comes to us with a wealth of experience in these sectors, and I’m confident he’ll help provide our valued customers with precisely the type of outstanding banking service they’ve come to expect from our company.”

A member of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, Anastasi has more than 20 years of experience in government, small business, and retail banking.

About Kearny Bank

Operating from administrative headquarters in Fairfield, NJ, Kearny Bank has 54 retail branch locations throughout New Jersey, as well as in Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY. Recently recognized by Forbes as one of New Jersey’s five Best-In-State-Banks, Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884. Its parent company, Kearny Financial Corp., recently completed a merger with Clifton Bancorp Inc. and its Clifton Savings Bank subsidiary.

Meadowlands Area YMCA receives $250,000 grant from Kearny Bank

Photo:  The initial check presentation to the Meadowlands YMCA by Kearny Bank, which shows (from left) Craig L. Montanaro, Kearny Bank President and CEO; John J. Mazur, Jr., Kearny Bank Chairman of the Board; David Kisselback, President and CEO of the Meadowlands YMCA; and Ron Simoncini, Board Chairman and Chief Volunteer Officer of the Meadowlands YMCA.1/31/2019 East Rutherford, NJ

In support of a substantial Meadowlands Area YMCA fundraising campaign, Fairfield, NJ-based Kearny Bank is contributing a $250,000 grant, to be disbursed during a five-year period. As with all donations received during the YMCA’s ongoing “Drive to $1million” effort, the Kearny Bank funds will finance programs and make possible the acquisition of equipment.

Overall, the YMCA’s fundraising campaign is an effort to address multiple community needs identified since the May 2017 grand opening of its 83,000-square foot facility in East Rutherford. These include establishment of an Exergame Room, one of many offerings intended to help children utilize play to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices into their everyday routines.

“At Kearny Bank, we’re strongly committed to supporting communities in which we have the privilege of conducting business,” explains Craig L. Montanaro, Kearny Bank President and CEO. “We have seven branch offices in the area that the Meadowlands YMCA serves, so this quarter-million-dollar donation is an extremely efficient way to bolster a well-established community service organization while also delivering benefits to the residents of southern Bergen County towns we proudly call home.”

Operating out of the expansive site of the Brooklyn Nets’ former headquarters and training facility, the Meadowlands Area YMCA provides members with a broad range of programs, in the categories of Child Development, Fitness, Health and Wellness; Education; Arts; and Aquatics. It also makes available space for local organizations’ meetings and other events, and, in 2018, provided in excess of $600,000 in financial assistance and program subsidies to more than 3,500 local families.

“The dynamic growth of our membership revealed a community in need of many forms of support and our Drive to $1million allows us to fund the equipment and programs that will truly complete the promise of our facility to the region,” says Ron Simoncini, Board Chairman and Chief Volunteer Officer for the Meadowlands Area YMCA. “This generous gift from Kearny Bank will go a long way toward enabling us to achieve multiple goals.”

About the Meadowlands Area YMCA

Established in 1920, the Meadowlands Area YMCA is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in a service area of 127,000 households. In 2018 alone, the Y provided more than $600,000 in financial assistance to over 3,500 local families living and working in East Rutherford, North Arlington, Wood-Ridge, Rutherford, Wallington, Secaucus, Lyndhurst, Carlstadt, Moonachie, Maywood, Little Ferry, Edgewater, and Hasbrouck Heights. The Y’s 50+ site locations host programs committed to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. They offer an array of programs that build mind, body and spirit for people of all ages and circumstances. The brand new 83,200 sq. ft. Meadowlands YMCA, on 390 Murray Hill Parkway in East Rutherford, opened May 19, 2017. The facility is the former training center of the NBA’s New Jersey Nets and is this Association’s first centrally located building.

About Kearny Bank

Operating from administrative headquarters in Fairfield, NJ, Kearny Bank has 54 retail branch locations throughout New Jersey, as well as in Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY. Recently recognized by Forbes as one of New Jersey’s five Best-In-State-Banks, Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884. Its parent company, Kearny Financial Corp., recently completed a merger with Clifton Bancorp Inc. and its Clifton Savings Bank subsidiary.

Pompton Plains resident appointed Kearny Bank 2nd VP / Director of IT

Photo:  Redwan Ahmed has been appointed as Kearny Bank’s 2nd Vice President / Director of Information Technology.1/24/2019 Fairfield, NJ

Pompton Plains resident Redwan Ahmed has been appointed as Kearny Bank’s 2nd Vice President / Director of Information Technology. In this position, Ahmed will oversee the bank’s day-to-day IT operations – including a departmental reorganization – with particular emphasis on providing an enhanced experience for customers. Key initiatives will focus on accelerating IT communication and responsiveness, along with deployment of new technologies.

Most recently the senior manager of retail technology for TD Bank – where his responsibilities included rolling out a cloud-based customer engagement platform and developing an enterprise release management strategy – Ahmed has nearly two decades of experience in financial services technology, both in and outside the U.S. He worked for Ernst & Young and Citigroup earlier in his career, and holds an MBA from Fordham University. His bachelor’s degree was earned at Cornell University.

“I’m confident that through deployment of new technologies and modernization of our application and infrastructure layers, Redwan will help us provide an even more satisfactory overall tech experience to customers and employees alike,” says Craig L. Montanaro, Kearny Bank President and CEO. “His broadly varied IT skills and dedication to sustained innovation make him a valuable addition to our Kearny Bank team as we accelerate our digital banking transformation.”

A member of the Bangladeshi Association of New Jersey, Ahmed enjoys traveling in his spare time.

About Kearny Bank

Operating from administrative headquarters in Fairfield, NJ, Kearny Bank has 54 retail branch locations throughout New Jersey, as well as in Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY. Recently recognized by Forbes as one of New Jersey’s five Best-In-State-Banks, Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884. Its parent company, Kearny Financial Corp., recently completed a merger with Clifton Bancorp Inc. and its Clifton Savings Bank subsidiary.

Cedar Grove resident appointed Kearny Bank VP / Business Relationship Officer

Photo:  Steve Rummel has been appointed a Kearny Bank Vice President / Business Relationship Officer.1/8/2019 Fairfield, NJ

Cedar Grove resident Steve Rummel has been appointed a Kearny Bank Vice President / Business Relationship Officer, with a focus on Passaic and Essex counties. In this position, Rummel works to expand existing business relationships, while establishing new ones.

Rummel holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Rider University and was most recently director of business development for a U.S.-based, global manufacturing enterprise, where he was responsible for sales growth and contracts at the local, regional, and national level. With additional experience operating his own small, multi-unit business, he has spent more than two decades directly engaged in corporate sales and business expansion.

“Steve’s professional experience and varied skill set make him a valued addition to our team,” says Jack D. Anastasi, Kearny Bank 1st Vice President / Government Banking and Small Business Leader. “I’m confident he’ll augment Kearny Bank’s growth strategies throughout his region."

In his new role, Rummel will interact directly with several local chambers of commerce and networking organizations. On a personal level, his volunteer activities focus on youth sports programs.

About Kearny Bank

Operating from administrative headquarters in Fairfield, NJ, Kearny Bank has 54 retail branch locations throughout New Jersey, as well as in Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY. Recently recognized by Forbes as one of New Jersey’s five Best-In-State-Banks, Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884. Its parent company, Kearny Financial Corp., recently completed a merger with Clifton Bancorp Inc. and its Clifton Savings Bank subsidiary.

Getting to know you … in Hoboken

Photo: The team from Clifton-based Metro Supply Company, with some Kearny Bank friends: (from left) Kyle Down, Charles Lisa, Sr., Mary Ann Lisa, Jonathan Lisa, Kearny Bank’s Senior Vice President/Director of Commercial Lending Vince Micco, Christine Down, Kearny Bank’s Vice President/Commercial & Industrial Lender Amiee Idan, and Christina Lisa.12/17/2018 Hoboken, NJ

Invited guests from the Hoboken area recently interacted with Kearny Bank executives and line leaders during a festive, gala reception at Mile Square Theater. Kearny Bank became a sponsor of the non-profit, professional theater in October, with a $7,500 contribution.

Following the 90-minute reception, attendees settled in to kick off the holiday season with a live-on-stage radio broadcast rendition of the 1946 film classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Given the story’s famously dubious portrayal of the financial lending process, it was certainly an interesting theatrical experience for a collection of banking executives.

“We very much appreciate Mile Square Theater providing us with an exceptional venue for developing key relationships within Hoboken,” says Craig L. Montanaro, Kearny Bank President and CEO. “The fact that the production was ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ gave those of us from Kearny Bank an opportunity to laugh at ourselves. That’s quite a good thing to do every now and again.”

About Kearny Bank

Operating from administrative headquarters in Fairfield, NJ, Kearny Bank has 54 retail branch locations throughout New Jersey, as well as in Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY. Recently recognized by Forbes as one of New Jersey’s five Best-In-State-Banks, Kearny Bank has supported the communities it serves since 1884. Its parent company, Kearny Financial Corp., recently completed a merger with Clifton Bancorp Inc. and its Clifton Savings Bank subsidiary.

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