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Leadership

Highlands State Bank is lead by a team of highly experienced business experts that are invaluable to our success.

Our Board and Executive Officers are invested in the community and stand by our commitment to provide excellent service for the people and businesses in the area.

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George E. Irwin,

Chairman of the Board, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank

Mr. George E. Irwin serves as Chairman of the Board of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and of Highlands State Bank. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of those companies from their founding until his retirement from active management. Mr. Irwin previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Greater Community Bancorp and Greater Community Bank from 1987 to September 1, 2003. During his banking career that spanned 52 years he served as a director of New Jersey Bankers Association, New Jersey Community Bankers Association and American Bankers Professional Liability Insurance Company. He received a BA degree in Economics from Rutgers University.

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Steven C. Ackmann,

President and CEO, Highlands Bancorp, Inc and Highlands State Bank

Mr. Steven C. Ackmann serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Highlands Bancorp Inc. and Highlands State Bank since September 2014. His forty year banking career includes 14 years as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Promistar Financial Corporation in Johnstown, Pa. Other previous duties have included service as the CEO, President and Director of Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank in Scranton, Pa. He also served as President of The Bank of Princeton in Princeton, NJ. Mr. Ackmann is active with several non-profit organizations and has served as the Chairman and as board member for various non-profit, community and business organizations.

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Jason Rivera

Assistant Vice President
Branch Manager
Vernon Branch

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Eduardo Lopez

Assistant Vice President
Branch Manager
Totowa Branch

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Alexis Schoerner

Senior Vice President
Chief Banking Officer
Branch Manager
Denville Branch

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James Cook

Vice President
Branch Manager
Sparta Branch


Officers

Eileen D. Piersa, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Patrick W. Smith, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer
Julianne DePue, Senior Vice President, Loan Operations Manager
Donald E. Estes, Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer
Robert L. Heigl, Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer
Edward G. Poolas, Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer
Kathryn F. Rosa, Senior Vice President, Compliance and BSA Officer
Joanne E. Sagaas, Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer
Alexis Schoerner, Senior Vice President, Chief Banking Officer
Glenn Acker, Vice President, Information Technology Manager
Mary Alexander, Vice President, Operations Manager
James M. Cook, Vice President, Branch Manager
James S. Donado, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer
Laurie A. Gutierrez, Vice President, Controller
Carol J. Hults, Vice President, HR, Marketing, and Corporate Secretary
Donna M. Jemas, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer
Monica McGee, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer
Rowland Thomas, Vice President, Credit Manager
Eduardo Lopez, Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager
Jason Rivera, Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager
Nicole Cottrell, Assistant Treasurer, Commercial Loan Officer
Teri Walker, Assistant Secretary, Audit Liasion
Stacey Moore, Assistant Treasurer, Commercial Loan Officer


Board of Directors

Steven C. Ackmann
John V. Bosma
E. Jane Brown
Michael Halpin
George E. Irwin

Andrew J. Mulvihill
Steven V. Oroho
Jeffrey M. Parrott
Dov Perlysky
Charles H. Shotmeyer

Martin Theobald
Douglas Verduin
Harold J. Wirths
Bruce D. Zaretsky

Community Involvement - Vernon

Check out the great things our Vernon branch is doing in the community!

Vernon


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