Emerging Leaders Network

The Emerging Leaders Network was formed in 2018 to provide NJBankers members under the age of 40 the opportunity to take their career to the next level and become the next generation of leaders. The Emerging Leaders Network offers educational conferences, unique networking opportunities, and community service activities designed specifically for emerging leaders. 

To join the Emerging Leaders Network, please contact Jessica Jakobson at jjakobson@njbankers.com or 908-272-8500 ext. 641. 



Thank You to our Emerging Leaders Network Event Underwriters
      

     

Group Leaders

Sonia Amorim, First Vice President, Valley Bank
Yoherry Azcona
, Assistant Vice President - Human Resources Business Partner, Northfield Bank
Jessica Binkiewicz,
Associate Relationship Manager, TriState Capital Bank

Patrick Chong, Corporate Controller, OceanFirst Bank
David DiStefano, FSVP/Regional President, First Bank
Gwendelyn Fisher, AVP/Marketing Manager, First Bank
Almira Halilovic, SVP/Regional Manager, PNC
Rachelle Harriott, Vice President/Branch Manager, Magyar Bank
Heather Hendry, VP, Enterprise Risk Management, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Stephany Kim, Branch Manager & BDO, BCB Community Bank
John Kowal, SVP/Chief Technology Officer, Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Dawn Machacek, AVP/Strategic Coordinator, ConnectOne Bank
Nick Martin, Marketing Coordinator/Asst Treasurer/VBM, Manasquan Bank
Sergio Martins, Branch Manager, Haven Savings Bank
Katie Meyers, Internal Communications / Brand Champion, Manasquan Bank
Chris Rozewski, 1st Vice President-Director of Data Analytics, Kearny Bank
Sheryl Shara, Digital Banking Manager, Blue Foundry Bank
Heather Schick, 
VP/Product Support Specialist, Manasquan Bank
Erin Suckiel, Website and Database Administrator, NJBankers
Drew TerWaarbeek, VP/Area Branch Manager, Lakeland Bank
Allison Winters,  Brand and Communications Officer, Columbia Bank 

Ex-Officio Member
Jessica Jakobson, Vice President Member Experiences, NJBankers

Past Events 
Community Service Day
Grow-A-Row, Pittstown, NJ

       

Leadership Conference, 
Kean University, Union, NJ
    

Topgolf Networking Event , Topgolf, Edison NJ

       

Networking Event, J.J. Bitting Brewing Company, Woodbridge NJ