Quick Elected Association Chairman
By Timothy E. Doherty
Michael M. Quick, chairman and chief executive officer of Susquehanna Patriot Bank, Marlton and executive vice president and group executive of affiliate banks of Susquehanna Bancshares Inc., has been elected chairman of NJBankers.
Also elected during the association’s 102nd annual convention March 15-19 at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz., were: Roger Bosma, president and chief executive officer of Lakeland Bank and its parent company, Lakeland Bancorp Inc., both of Oak Ridge, vice chairman; Norman E. Beatty, chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president of First Hope Bank, treasurer; and Gerald H. Lipkin, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Valley National Bank, secretary.
Elected to three-year terms as members of the board of trustees were: Douglas L. Kennedy, president of North Fork Bank-New Jersey; Frank A. Kissel, chairman and chief executive officer of Peapack Gladstone Bank, Gladstone; Warner A. Knobe, chairman of The Bank, Woodbury, and president of the New Jersey Division of Fulton Financial Corp.; and Carl Lisman, executive vice president and market manager for Central New Jersey and Central Pennsylvania, PNC Bank N.A.
Michael M. QUICK
Chairman Quick served on the NJBankers board of trustees and was treasurer, second vice chairman and first vice chairman prior to his election as chairman.
He is chairman of the association’s Action Bankers Council and heads the Executive Committee and serves on the Compensation, Finance-Audit and Nominating standing committees. He is a past chairman and board liaison to the Government Relations Committee and board liaison to the JebPac Management and Convention committees.
Quick also serves on the Virtua Health Ambulatory board of directors; as a board member of the Evesham Educational Foundation; on the Rutgers of Camden Business Advisory Board; and as a member of the South Jersey Community Bankers Group.
Prior to joining Susquehanna Patriot Bank, Quick was senior vice president and director of real estate lending for Midlantic National Bank/South.
Quick holds a bachelor of arts degree from Albright College and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking.
Vice Chairman Bosma previously served on the NJBankers board of trustees from 2001 to 2004 and was treasurer and second vice chairman of the association prior to his election as vice chairman.
He previously served on the association’s Financial Officers Committee. He is the immediate past chairman of the Convention Committee, on which he has served since 2002, and a current member of the Executive, Compensation, Finance-Audit and Nominating standing committees. He is a member of the Action Bankers Council and board liaison to the Bank Lawyers Council, Bank Technology and Operations, Community Bankers and the Trust and Wealth Management committees.
Bosma is past president of the Northern New Jersey League of Community Bankers and currently serves on the Community Bankers Council of the American Bankers Association. He also is a member of the board of directors of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey.
A long-time banker, Bosma began his career as a bank examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He held lending and credit management positions at National Westminster Bank and First Fidelity Bank.
Bosma was the president of Independence Bank of New Jersey from 1991 to 1997, when he joined Hudson United Bank as an executive vice president and chief credit officer. Bosma also served as the president of the bank’s New York subsidiary.
He was appointed president and chief executive officer of Lakeland Bancorp Inc. in June 1999.
Bosma serves as a member of the board of trustees and treasurer of Chilton Memorial Hospital Foundation, Pompton Plains. He is a board member of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Northern New Jersey and Rockland County Chapter, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Habitat for Humanity, Paterson, N.J.
Bosma holds a bachelor of arts degree from Empire State College and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University.
He is the author of “A CEO’s View of Loan Management,” and authored a regular column on lending for Banker’s Monthly Magazine.
NORMAN E. BEATTY
Treasurer Beatty previously served on the board from 2000 to 2002 and was appointed treasurer last year to fill an unexpired term.
Active in the association, Beatty is chairman of the Finance-Audit Committee and currently serves on the Executive, Compensation, and Nominating standing committees. He is board liaison to the Compliance and Community Development, Mortgage and Retail Lending and the Senior Loan Officer/Commercial Lending committees. He is a chairman of the Action Bankers Council and a member of the Government Relations and JebPac Management committees. He is also a director of the NJBA Service Corp. He has served on several committees of the American Bankers Association, including the MembershipCommittee, as well.
Beatty graduated from Blair Academy in 1958, the United States Military Academy in 1963 and the University of Alabama Graduate School of Business in 1971.
He served in the United States Army from 1963-1983 and commanded units from platoon through battalion in Germany, the United States and Vietnam, retiring in 1983 as a lieutenant colonel.
Beatty joined The First National Bank of Hope and worked with his late father, Lewis C. Beatty, until his father’s death in 1984. Beatty is a charter member of the Hope Area Chamber of Commerce and is currently serving as president.
He is married to the former Agnes Richards, of Columbus, Miss., and is the father of First Hope Bank’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Lewis R. Beatty and Daniel G. Beatty of Fairfield, Va.
GERALD H. LIPKIN
Secretary Lipkin, a current member of the association’s Action Bankers Council and the Convention Committee, previously served on the NJBankers board of trustees from 1998 to 2001. He is a member of the Executive, Compensation, Finance-Audit, and Nominating standing commitees. Additionally, he serves as the board liaison to the Bank Security, Financial Officers and Human Resources committees.
Lipkin joined Valley National Bank as a senior vice president in 1975. He was elected a director in 1986, promoted to executive vice president in 1987 and elected chairman and chief executive officer in 1989. The title of president was added in 1996.
Prior to joining Valley National Bank, Lipkin was employed in 1963 by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in New Jersey and was appointed deputy regional administrator by 1970.
Active in the community, Lipkin is a member of the Rutgers Foundation Board, chairman of the Rutgers Business School Board of Advisors and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council.
Rutgers recognized Lipkin’s contributions with the distinguished Alumni Award from the Newark College of Arts and Sciences in 2001. The board of governors of Beta Gamma Sigma at Rutgers University recognized Lipkin as chapter honoree in 2005.
Lipkin served as chairman of the Nominating Committee for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and is a member of the Foundation Board at William Paterson University, for which he was given the “Legacy Award” in 1994.
Lipkin helped raise funds for basic cancer research at the Lautenberg Center for Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem for more than 15 years and was honored for his contributions in 1988 with the prestigious “Torch of Learning Award.”
Lipkin was also a board trustee at the Beth Israel Hospital in Passaic, where he served over 10 years as the chairman of the Finance Committee. He received the Corporate Achievement Award from B’nai Brith International, the Community Service Award from New Jersey Citizens Action, the Emily Bissell Honor Award from the American Lung Association, the Corporate Recognition Award from the Metro Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Corporate Award from the Sunrise House Foundation and the Community Achievement Award from the Urban League of Bergen County.
Lipkin also received the Corporate Excellence Award from The University of Medicine & Dentistry and the Maimonides Award from the American Friends of The Hebrew University and the Lautenberg Research Center to honor his philanthropic commitment to pioneering medical research conducted at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Lipkin received his bachelor of arts in economics from Rutgers University in 1963 followed by his Master of Business Administration in banking and finance at New York University in 1966. In 1972 he received a diploma from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
DOUGLAS L. KENNEDY
Trustee Kennedy is a current board member who previously served on the board from 2002 to 2004.
He also currently serves on the association’s JebPac Management, Government Relations and Convention committees.
Kennedy was previously New Jersey president for Bank of America and Fleet Bank N. A., and prior to that was a senior executive vice president with its predecessor, Summit Bank.
Kennedy is vice chairman of the Montclair State University board of trustees, treasurer of New Jersey After 3, a trustee of the Tri-County Scholarship Fund, and a member of the board of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce.
Kennedy holds a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in business administration from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn.
FRANK A. KISSEL
Trustee Kissel is a current board member and chairman of the association’s Convention Committee and is a member of its Compensation Committee and Action Bankers Council, and previously served on the Government Relations and Community Bankers committees.
Kissel is a past president of the Community Bankers Association of New Jersey.
A 17-year veteran of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Kissel previously was president and CEO and, prior to that, senior vice president and assistant to the president. He joined the bank after 15 years at Somerset Trust Co.
Kissel is a current board and executive committee member of Brooks School and past president of the board of Far Hills Country Day School and Bonnie Brae School for Boys.
He has also participated in fund raising for the Watchung Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Kissel holds a bachelor of arts degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.
WARNER A. KNOBE
Trustee Knobe served two previous terms on the board in 1996-1999 and 2002-2005.
He is a current member of the association’s NJBankers Service Corp. board and the Government Relations Committee, and previously served on the Convention and JebPac Management committees.
He is also a director of Fulton Financial Advisors and the South Jersey Community Bankers Association, and a past member of the American Bankers Association Community Bankers Council.
Prior to joining The Bank of Gloucester County in 1989 as its first employee and founding CEO, the banking veteran was founding president and CEO of two start-up banks in Colorado.
Active in the community, Knobe is a board member and past chairman of the United Way of Gloucester County. As chairman of the 1997 annual campaign, he led a volunteer group in raising a record $3.15 million.
Knobe is past chairman of the Christian Business Men’s Council and active in CBMC’s Woodbury committee. He is an elder of the Southwood Baptist Church.
Knobe holds a bachelor of science degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking there.
CARL J. LISMAN
A PNC employee for more than 25 years, Trustee Lisman is responsible for branch operations, as well as sales and service activities that acquire, deepen and retain consumer and small-business relationships with the bank.
He has held a variety of positions in the administrative and retail areas of the bank. Most recently, Lisman was territory manager for the Southeast territory of PNC Bank, responsible for sales and service delivery operation for Delaware, New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania.
Active in community affairs, Lisman is a board member of the Central Philadelphia Development Corp.; is a member of the board of trustees of the University of Scranton; serves as a board member with Philadelphia Futures and with Camden, New Jersey’s Cooper Ferry Development Association.
He has served on the board of directors of Behavioral Health Services; the Committee for Economic Growth, an affiliate of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Partnership; the F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts; the United Way of Wyoming Valley; and the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre.
He was also a member of the board of education of the Diocese of Scranton and the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Public Relations committee.
A graduate of Lehigh University, Lisman earned a bachelor of science degree with high honors in business and economics and is a certified public accountant. He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.