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South Orange resident appointed Kearny Bank VP / Commercial Loan Officer

Photo:  David Meyer has been appointed a Kearny Bank Vice President / Commercial Loan Officer.12/6/2018 Fairfield, NJ

South Orange resident David Meyer has been appointed a Kearny Bank Vice President / Commercial Loan Officer, based at the company’s Fairfield corporate office. In his new position, Meyer handles origination of new loans, while also servicing loan portfolios. Specifically, he’s focused on selling business term loans and lines of credit, along with owner-occupied mortgages.

“David has the professional experience and expertise necessary to ensure our customers a high level of service,” explains Patrick Joyce, Kearny Bank’s Executive Vice President / Chief Lending Officer. “The skills he has cultivated throughout his career enable him to determine which of our various loan products will best address an applicant’s needs.”

Most recently a Vice President, Relationship Manager for Provident Bank, Meyer holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from Drew University and a Management MBA from Seton Hall University. He’s a member of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce, and the Association for Corporate Growth New Jersey.

Meyer also serves as an advisory board member for the ARC of Essex County, and volunteers as a mentor both for Rutgers University Business School and Seton Hall University.

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.

Girls Scouts on tour

Photo: 14 members of East Brunswick Girl Scout troop #80335 – along with troop leader Jamie Wasserman (back row, right), and Kearny Bank Old Bridge AVP/Branch Manager Mona Cach (back row, left) – as they tour the Kearny Bank Old Bridge office.11/19/2018 Old Bridge, NJ

Members of East Brunswick-based Girl Scout troop #80335 recently visited Kearny Bank’s Old Bridge branch for a behind-the-scenes look at community banking. The girls received a full tour, including a peek inside the bank’s vault.

“We routinely host visits by local scout troops and it’s always encouraging to experience their aha moments relative to bank branch functions,” said Kearny Bank AVP/Branch Manager, Mona Cach.

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.

Island Heights resident appointed Kearny Bank VP / Small Business Banker

Photo: Lisa Peck has been appointed a Kearny Bank Vice President / Small Business Banker.11/1/2018 Fairfield, NJ

Island Heights resident Lisa Peck has been appointed a Kearny Bank Vice President / Small Business Banker, with a focus on Ocean County. In this role, Peck works with all the county’s Kearny Bank branches to bolster existing business relationships and establishing new ones.

Most recently a Vice President / Territory Sales Manager for Valley National Bank, Peck – who holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Marquette University – has professional sales experience from positions in New Jersey, New York, and California.

“Lisa will leverage her sales expertise to establish our company as an even more significant player throughout Ocean County,” says Eric Heyer, Kearny Bank’s Senior Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer. “We’re confident in her ability both to develop and implement an effective growth strategy.”

Peck belongs to multiple local and regional organizations, including the Brick Chamber of Commerce, Toms River Chamber of Commerce, Central Ocean Business Association, Business & Professional Women of Southern Ocean County, American Association of University Women, New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, and the West Point Parents Association of New Jersey.

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.

Kearny Bank merger with Clifton Savings Bank culminates in system integration of all products, services

Photo: Kearny Bank signage is installed at the former Clifton Savings Bank location in Montclair.10/24/2018 Fairfield, NJ

It’s the finishing touch.

The Kearny Financial Corp. (Kearny Bank) acquisition of Clifton Bancorp Inc. (Clifton Savings Bank) – initially announced in November 2017 and then legally finalized in April of this year – has culminated with full system integration of all banking products and services.

As a result of the merger, Kearny Bank expanded to 54 locations in New Jersey, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, and gained access to portions of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties, where it previously had no presence. The majority of former Clifton Savings locations already bear Kearny Bank signage; those few that do not will be changed over shortly.

“In the banking sector, any merger is a complex process that requires some time to fully complete,” explains Craig L. Montanaro, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kearny Bank. “While customers of the former Clifton Savings Bank have been part of the Kearny Bank family since last November, completion of the cross-banking process means they now enjoy full, direct access to all our services and offerings. As we move forward, I’m confident they’ll be quite pleased with the enhanced banking experience Kearny Bank provides.”

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.

A new coat of paint ...and then some

Pictured here – during a reception to celebrate the Kearny Bank Spring Lake Heights office’s enhanced interior – are (from left) Spring Lake Heights Council Member Sara King; Spring Lake Heights Mayor Thomas O’Brien; Spring Lake Heights office Assistant Branch Manager Eileen Forca; Kearny Bank Assistant Vice President / Spring Lake Heights Office Branch Manager Linda Talbot; Kearny Bank Senior Vice President Rob Vuono; and Kearny Bank President and CEO Craig Montanaro.10/16/2018 Spring Lake Heights, NJ

From time to time, every business location requires a face-lift. For Kearny Bank’s Spring Lake Heights office at 700 Allaire Road, that time arrived this month. The bank was thoroughly remodeled with a sleek, streamlined design, complete with an entirely new teller line.

“At Kearny Bank, our primary commitment is to our customers – and that includes not only outstanding products and services, but also the most pleasant and comfortable banking environment possible,” says Spring Lake Heights’ Assistant Vice President / Branch Manager Linda Talbot. “Our branch was looking just fine – but fine wasn’t good enough. So, we brought in a designer and several other professionals, and now our location looks exceptional. I’m confident our customers will be delighted.”

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.

Sparta resident appointed Kearny Bank Vice President / Construction Lender

Gary Brozowski has been appointed Kearny Bank’s Vice President / Construction Lender.10/3/2018 Fairfield, NJ

Sparta resident Gary Brozowski has been appointed Kearny Bank’s Vice President / Construction Lender, a position based at the bank’s Fairfield, NJ corporate office.

In this role, Brozowski is responsible for originating, evaluating, and closing construction loans within Kearny Bank’s lending footprint. Specifically, he will source transactions both from existing and new clients, and determine the feasibility of construction projects based on the bank’s specific lending criteria.

“Gary joins Kearny Bank with professional expertise, decades of experience, and a thorough knowledge of his field,” says Patrick Joyce, Kearny Bank Executive Vice President / Chief Lending Officer. “We’re confident he’ll be a valuable resource not only for our construction customers, but for our bank overall.”

Brozowski earned a bachelor’s degree in Management from Rowan University and a master’s degree in Real Estate Development and Investment from New York University. A member of the New York State Association for Affordable House and the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association, he has held senior positions with Alliant Capital, Spencer Savings Bank, and BNY Mellon.

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.

Kearny Bank contributes $7,500 sponsorship to Mile Square Theatre of Hoboken

10/01/2018 Hoboken, NJ

Mile Square Theatre of Hoboken has received a $7,500 sponsorship from Kearny Bank. The contribution will help support the non-profit, professional theater, and highlights the bank’s consistent commitment to the arts. With this contribution, Kearny Bank follows in the footsteps of its 2017 merger partner Clifton Savings Bank, which also sponsored the theater.

“Our mission is to artistically enrich the local and regional community, and sponsorship support makes this possible,” explains Chris O’Connor, Mile Square Theatre Artistic Director. “Donations like the one from Kearny Bank are our lifeblood. They enable us to look forward and envision new theater experiences for the people we serve.”

Mile Square’s current production is Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, which runs through October 7 (performances Wednesday–Sunday). Additional details on this Tony Award-winning comedy, including information on ordering tickets, are available online at www.milesquaretheatre.org, or by calling 201-683-7014.

“At Kearny Bank, we’re committed to serving those communities in which we have the privilege of conducting business,” says Eric Kesselman, Kearny Bank’s First Vice President / Director of Marketing. “We’re delighted that our merger with Clifton Savings Bank is providing us a Hoboken branch, and we’re excited about the arts-focused opportunities this Mile Square Theatre sponsorship will provide.”

Further spotlighting Kearny Bank’s commitment to the arts, the bank earlier this month provided a $6,000 sponsorship to the Theater League of Clifton.

About Mile Square Theatre

Mile Square Theatre (MST) was founded in 2003 as a non-profit professional theatre. Its mission is to enrich and engage the region through the production of professional theatre and innovative arts education. MST produces professional theatre year-round, including shows for young audiences and an annual festival of plays about baseball, 7th Inning Stretch. The MST Dance Academy provides pre-professional dance training in ballet, contemporary, tap, theatre dance, flamenco and hip hop; classes run on an academic-year schedule. MST Education provides workshops in acting and improvisation for all ages in spring and fall; offerings are designed to help students of all ages develop skills and technique.

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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