The New Jersey Bankers Association recognizes Lakeland Bank’s Chief Diversity Officer, Alethea M. Batts, with their inaugural Excellence in Diversity Award
CRANFORD, NJ – The New Jersey Bankers Association (NJBankers) has recognized Lakeland Bank’s Chief Diversity Officer, Alethea M. Batts, with their inaugural Excellence in Diversity Award.
Alethea was nominated by her peers for her leadership qualities, ability to impact the culture of her bank and community, and influence others to be more diversity conscious. Nominations were received from numerous member banks, and Alethea was chosen by an independent panel of NJBankers Management.
Alethea is the Senior Vice President of Learning and Development and Chief Diversity Officer at Lakeland Bank. In this role, she manages learning strategy and organizational development, including Talent Management, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and initiatives, Leadership Development, Succession Planning and Mentorship programs.
“Alethea’s commitment to diversity and inclusion goes beyond her work at Lakeland Bank.”, said John E. McWeeney, Jr., President and CEO of NJBankers. “As one of the founding members of NJBankers DEI Council, Alethea has become an asset to the New Jersey banking industry’s DEI initiatives.”
I am both humbled and honored to accept the inaugural NJBankers Excellence in Diversity Award. Thank you NJBankers, Lakeland Bank, our Executive Team and Board of Directors for believing in me and supporting my vision to drive the success of our organization and the communities we serve. It is my life mission to make a positive difference every single day, and I am immensely proud to share this important platform with the NJBankers DEI Council.
Alethea will be recognized, and receive her award, during NJBankers virtual Economic Leadership Forum on February 10, 2022.
To learn more about NJBankers DEI initiatives and programs contact Jessica Jakobson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded over 118 years ago, the New Jersey Bankers Association (NJBankers) is a trade association representing 70 banks and 176 service providers. NJBankers provides a variety of services to members including government relations at both the state and national levels, education and professional development, and employee health and welfare insurance programs through its licensed insurance brokerage facility, Bankers Cooperative Group.