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Join the New Jersey Bankers Association and New Jersey Banker magazine as we celebrate our 2017 Class of New Leaders In Banking!

We received many nominations, which were vetted by an independent panel of judges. We’re pleased to announce that after substantial review, our 2017 “New Leaders” have been chosen! Awards will be distributed at an awards dinner on Thursday, December 7, 2017, the evening before the BankHorizons conference.

Announcing our 2017 New Leaders in Banking Recipients

Sonia Amorim, First Vice President, Valley National Bank
Frank DiDolci, Relationship Manager, AVP, Unity Bank
Desirae Dodd AC, CDD-EDD-QC Supervisor, Sun National Bank
J. Michael Fischer, Vice President – Relationship Manager, First Bank
Edward Galan, SVP/Team Leader- Business Banking, The Provident BAnk
Nicole Linardos, AVP/Marketing Supervisor, Boiling Springs Savings Bank
Jeffrey Martinez, Senior Vice President, Central New Jersey Market Manager, PNC Bank, N.A.
Alexa Monte, Marketing Manager and assistant Treasurer, Mariner’s Bank
Daniel Pimentel, AVP, Commercial Credit Analyst, First Hope Bank
Jacqueline Reyes, BSA/AML/OFAC Officer and Vice President, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Sara A. Santos, Real Estate Facilities Coordinator, Investors Bank
Heather Schick, AVP – Product Support Specialist, Manasquan Bank
Kayde Shabrack, Supervisor of Electronic Customer Service Support/Assistant Secretary, Atlantic Stewardship Bank
Shelaugh Smith, AVP/Operations Officer, Crest Savings Bank
Keith Suchodolski, Senior Vice President/Controller, Kearny Bank


Nominees had to meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Work in a bank in New Jersey
  2. Be of age 40 or under at any time in 2017
  3. Be an outstanding employee, manager, or business leader
  4. Be making a notable impact within their bank and community

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New Leaders In Banking Awards Dinner:
(Separate Ticketed Event)

Individual Ticket = $155.00
Table of 10 = $1,395.00

To purchase tickets – Click on “Register Today” then choose either “New Leaders Table of 10″ orNew Leaders Individual Ticket″.

Bankers who register to attend the New Leaders in Banking Awards Dinner will automatically be registered to attend BankHorizons at no additional charge. All others must register separately.

If you still need to purchase tickets to the dinner please contact us directly at or 617.896.5373.

Vendors, Exhibitors and Sponsors – Access to the New Leaders awards is allowed only if you are also a BankHorizons sponsor, exhibitor or registered as a vendor attendee.

Please Note: This event has a policy of no refunds for cancellations. 

New Leaders in Banking Timeline:
5:00 p.m. Private reception for New Leader recipients
5:30 p.m. All Guests arrive/Networking
6:30 p.m.  Guests seated for dinner
7:15 p.m. Awards presentation begins

Upon arrival, please check in at the registration desk.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please email