Elizabeth Magennis
Banking / Financial

Magennis Named Second Vice Chair of NJBankers Board

The New Jersey Bankers Association (NJBankers) has appointed Elizabeth Magennis to second vice chair of its Board of Directors.

Magennis is the president of ConnectOne Bank, a commercial bank nearing $10 billion in assets, serving the New York, New Jersey, and South Florida markets. Magennis holds more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. She joined ConnectOne Bank in 2006 and has played an integral role in growing the company to a top-performing bank with industry-leading metrics. Under her leadership, the bank has experienced record organic growth, expanded its footprint into new markets, built a robust loan portfolio, and made significant strides into the digital space including the launch of online accounts and a cloud-based loan management system.

“Elizabeth’s impressive career in the banking industry and her leadership skills are an asset to our organization. With her service on our Board of Directors, we’ll continue to move our association forward and meet and exceed the goals we’ve set,” said Michael Affuso, NJBankers president and CEO.

“I am honored to accept the appointment to the esteemed Board of NJBankers, an organization that has a long history in supporting banks across the state of New Jersey,” Magennis said. “The diversity of New Jersey’s banking sector plays an instrumental role in the strength and resilience of our state’s economy. As we collaborate on the next chapter of banking, I am eager to leverage my experience and insights to foster innovation, ensuring our banking community not only thrives but also serves as a catalyst for growth in our communities.”

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