Board of Directors
Jon F. Hanson, Chairman, ,
Chairman and founder of The Hampshire Companies, a sponsor of real estate
funds, and has over 50 years of experience in the real estate industry.
Mr. Hanson has been non-executive Chairman of the Board of
HealthSouth since October 1, 2005.
Since 1991, Mr. Hanson has served as lead director of Prudential Financial
Corp., and is Chairman of their Finance Committee and their Investment
Committee. Previously, Mr. Hanson
served for 12 years as Chairman of the National Football Foundation and
College Hall of Fame, Inc., and now serves as Chairman Emeritus of the
Foundation. Currently, Mr. Hanson
also serves as a director of Yankee Global Enterprises, the principal owner
of the New York Yankees.
Bruce M. Meisel,
President and CEO, ,
Served as the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank from
2002 through 2008. In 2007 he
became Chief Executive Officer and in 2008 also assumed the position of
President. Mr. Meisel received
a B.A. from American University,
Washington, D.C. and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.
In 1973-1974, he served a judicial clerkship with the New Jersey
Supreme Court. Mr. Meisel
practiced law in Westwood,
New Jersey from 1975 until 2007,
concentrating in real estate, corporate and commercial law.
Mr. Meisel was the guiding force behind the revitalization of the
Central Business District of Westwood, N.J., one of the premiere downtowns
in New Jersey
and from 1980 until August, 2005 served as the founding attorney of the
Westwood Parking Authority. He
is the founder and managing member of First Westwood Realty and Jefferson
Realty Group, LLC, both of which develops, owns and operates commercial
properties in Westwood, New
In 2009, Mr. Meisel served on Governor elect Chris Christie’s transition
subcommittee for the Department of Banking and Insurance and has been
nominated by Governor Christie to serve on the N.J. Transit Compensation
Board of Directors.
Baker,  received a B.S. in Engineering and B.A. from Lehigh University, and an M.B.A. in Business Management from
Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Mr. Baker is a founder and managing partner of PCB Associates, LLC, a
management consulting company. Mr. Baker is a retired Group Vice President
of American Cyanamid,
New Jersey and former President of
Cyanamid’s Consumer Products Group. He currently is a shareholder, director
and officer of a number of affiliated entities that own food franchises in New Jersey. Mr. Baker serves as a director
of Media Sciences International, Inc., a publicly traded company, where he
is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit
Committee. Mr. Baker has served as a director of the
United Way of
County and is the Chairman
of the Institute of Psychoanalytic Studies, Inc. Mr. Baker currently serves
as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit
Committee of the Bank.
Salvatore Cocco,  is a financial consultant
with AXA Advisors, LLC. Prior to this, Mr. Cocco was a staff accountant and
a Director of Personnel/Administration at Coopers & Lybrand (now a part of
PricewaterhouseCoopers), as well as the owner of his own private accounting
practice. Mr. Cocco is credentialed as a Chartered Life Underwriter, is a
member of the American Association of Life Underwriters, and a member of the
Million Dollar Round Table. Mr. Cocco serves on the Board of Advisors for
the Seton Hall University Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, is a Board
member of the Nutley Parkside Apartments senior housing complex, an Advisory
Board Member of the Nutley Chamber of Commerce, the past-President and
current Treasurer of the First Cerebral Palsy Center of NJ, the Co-Founder
and Vice President of the Michael Geltrude Foundation, and formerly was the
Scholarship Chairperson of the Nutley UNICO. Mr. Cocco was a founding
director and served as Chairman of Franklin Bank of Nutley, New Jersey,
and served on its Board until it was sold in 2005. He also served as an
Advisory Board member of Interchange Bank.
Daniel J. Geltrude,
 received a B.S. in Accounting from
Rider University and an M.S. in Taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as the managing partner of
Geltrude & Company, LLC, an accounting firm based in
Nutley, NJ. Mr. Geltrude was a founding director of
Franklin Bank and served on its board as audit committee chairman until
Franklin Bank was sold in 2005. He also served as an Advisory Board member
of Interchange Bank. He also owns and manages commercial real estate. Mr.
Geltrude is co-founder of the Mike Geltrude Foundation for melanoma
awareness and a member of the Board of Trustees of the First Cerebral Palsy
Center of New Jersey.
Jerrold B. Grossman, ,
received a B.A. in Economics and Finance and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson
University, Teaneck, New Jersey.
He received a doctorate from Pace University,
New York, New York, with a
specialization in Financial Management. He is the founder, President and
Chief Executive of Genesis BPS LLC. and related companies, which are
headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Dr. Grossman is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
and is a member of the Blood Bank Task Force of New Jersey. Dr. Grossman
previously served on the Audit, and Loan Committees of the Bank. He is
currently a member of the Executive Committee and the Chairman of the
Investment and Funds Management Committee of the Bank.
Mary J. Hekemian,
 Director at Hekemian & Co., Inc. Ms.
Hekemian is a member of a prominent multi-generational New Jersey real
estate family with substantial real estate holdings in Bergen County as well
as numerous other locations in the state of New Jersey and other states
along the eastern seaboard. She is also an active member of numerous local
Larry R. Inserra, Jr. ,
is President and CEO of Inserra Supermarkets, Inc., a family owned business
founded in 1954 and one of the largest supermarket chains in the
metropolitan area which owns and operates 22 ShopRite stores throughout New
Jersey and New York. Mr. Inserra also holds a number of leadership
positions, both professionally and philanthropically, including board member
and treasurer of Wakefern Food Corporation, first Vice Chairman of the Board
and Chairman of the Human Resources Committee at Hackensack University
Center. Mr. Inserra received a Bachelor of
Science in business and economics from
Martin J. Levine,
received a B.A. from Long Island University
in New York.
He has been actively engaged in all aspects of the real estate
business, including property acquisition and management, for over 30 years.
Mr. Levine owns and manages both commercial and residential real estate,
primarily in Manhattan.
He is also the founder and President of Audubon Management Company, Inc., a
real estate management company which manages commercial and residential
properties in New York City.
Mr. Levine serves on the Audit and Real Estate Committees of the
Jerome J. Lombardo,
, is the President and CEO of C. J.
Lombardo Real Estate Company of Hackensack. Mr. Lombardo has over 30 years as
a Licensed R.E. Broker in New Jersey. His company
owns and manages a portfolio of commercial and office
properties as well as several thousand multi-family
apartment properties in the northeast and south . Mr.
Lombardo serves on several boards including the New Jersey
Apartment Association, the Wyckoff Zoning Board of
Adjustment, the Bergen County Community Action Partnership
and is the current Chairman of the Hackensack's Downtown
James M. Piro, Esq., , is a
founder and a member of the law firm of Piro, Zinna, Cifelli, Paris &
Genitempo. He was a founding director, Executive Committee Member, and
Chairman of the Loan Committee of Franklin Bank of
Nutley, and served on the Board until the Bank was
sold in 2005. Mr. Piro received a B.A. from Seton Hall University,and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law.
Mr. Piro also serves as General Counsel to the Passaic Valley
Sewerage Commissioners and Counsel to the Suburban Essex Joint Insurance
Fund. Mr. Piro was selected Nutley’s PBA’s “Citizen of the Year” in 1990.
Mr. Piro was an Advisory Board member of Interchange Bank.
George Niemczyk, Executive Vice President, CAO & CFO,
received a B.S. in Accounting/Management and an M.B.A. in Finance from
Rutherford, N.J. Mr. Niemczyk has extensive experience in
accounting, finance and operations, with over 40 years in the
financial/banking sector. Most recently, he was the Chief Financial Officer
and Chief Operating Officer of Mariner’s Bank and Mariner’s Bancorp, an
Edgewater, New Jersey based
commercial bank and its holding company.
Prior to that, Mr. Niemczyk was Senior Vice President and CFO at The
Towne Center Bank, a start up bank in
New Jersey. Mr. Niemczyk is a
member of the Financial Managers Association, New Jersey Chapter, the New
Jersey Bankers Association, and the Regional North Jersey Chamber of
Michael N. Kurzawski, Executive Vice President and
Chief Lending Officer,
the Bank in 2008 and has more than 27 years of industry experience.
He previously served as Pascack’s SVP and Director of Commercial
Loans where he successfully ran the commercial loan division, prior to his
promotion to Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer with
responsibility for managing both commercial and residential lending for the
Bank. Prior to joining Pascack
Community Bank, Mr. Kurzawski served as the SVP and Commercial Loan Officer
for the Greater Community Bank in Paramus and as the VP and Commercial Loan
Officer for the Midland Bank and Trust in Paramus.
Mr. Kurzawski attended Fairleigh Dickenson
University where he earned
a B.S. Degree in Management and a MBA in Finance.
He is very heavily involved in community organizations throughout
Bergen and Union counties.
Currently serving as the Chairman of the Clark Planning Board, Mr. Kurazwski
previously held positions as:
President of the Paramus Rotary Club, President of the Paramus Local
Emergency Planning Committee, Board member of the Bergen County Council of
Girl Scouts and Councilman of the Borough of Roselle Park.