OceanFirst Financial Corp., the holding company for OceanFirst Bank N.A., announced the directors’ appointment of Kim Guadagno, Esq. to the boards of OceanFirst Financial Corp. and OceanFirst Bank N.A. She will fill the vacancy on the boards created by the passing of Joseph J. Burke in May 2018.
Kim Guadagno, Esq. is a partner with the law firm Connell Foley LLP and was New Jersey’s first Lieutenant Governor, serving from 2010-2018. Among Lieutenant Governor Guadagno’s many notable accomplishments were her efforts to attract businesses to New Jersey. This included founding the New Jersey Partnership for Action, a public private partnership promoting New Jersey businesses and jobs, which focused on bringing additional businesses to New Jersey and assisted thousands of businesses throughout the state. In addition, Lieutenant Governor Guadagno served as New Jersey’s 33rd Secretary of State and in 2007 was elected the first woman sheriff of the Office of the Sheriff in Monmouth County, New Jersey. In total, Lieutenant Governor Guadagno served 13 years in elected office and has been a lawyer for more than three decades.
OceanFirst Financial Corp.’s subsidiary, OceanFirst Bank N.A., founded in 1902, is a community bank with $7.5 billion in assets and branches located throughout central and southern New Jersey. OceanFirst Bank delivers commercial and residential financing solutions, wealth management, and deposit services and is one of the largest and oldest community-based financial institutions headquartered in New Jersey.Related Articles: