Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment.
Leonard van Dam has been hired as First Senior Vice President, Group Leader of Commercial Lending based in Teaneck. He will be responsible for the Hudson Valley and Teaneck Commercial Lending Teams as well as the Asset-Based Lending and Equipment Finance Teams. Joining Lakeland Bank with more than 20 years of industry experience, he was most recently a Business Banking Manager for the northern New Jersey market at Wells Fargo Bank in Paramus, N.J. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at JPMorgan Chase Bank including Credit Card Services, eBusiness, Finance, Sales Management, Retail and Business Banking. Van Dam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Ramapo College of New Jersey. He volunteers for many youth sports including baseball, wrestling and basketball and he is the Treasurer for Oradell Little League. Van Dam is a resident of Oradell, N.J.