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Columbia Bank’s Mayra Rinaldi Named to Prestigious Independent Banker’s 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders List

June 3, 2021

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(FAIR LAWN, NJ JUNE 3, 2021) — Columbia Bank is proud to announce Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance, Mayra Rinaldi, has been selected as a recipient of the coveted 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leader Award, from the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). The esteemed distinction recognizes influencers who represent the future of the industry, and community banking’s brightest, most promising young professionals, based on character, leadership, community involvement, and innovation.

“ICBA congratulates Mayra Rinaldi of Columbia Bank on this well-deserved honor,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “Mrs. Rinaldi is part of a diverse and talented group of community bank professionals selected this year for their great resiliency and a willingness to do what it takes to meet the needs of their communities. We’re pleased to recognize Mayra for her willingness to find opportunities to lead and whose actions demonstrate an adherence to the values of community banking.”

Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank said, “I am thrilled that Mayra has been named one of the leading executives under 40 in the banking industry. The recognition is well-earned, as Mayra has served as a role model and mentor to numerous employees while her career as a community banker has progressed. Under Mayra’s guidance, we are very excited about the bank’s Environmental, Social, and Governance program (ESG), which is an important strategic focus for Columbia Bank.”

Mayra Rinaldi, joined Columbia Bank in 2000. In her 20 years, she has had a progressive career working in many areas of the Bank from Retail, Risk Management and Executive Divisions. In her current role, Mrs. Rinaldi serves as the bank’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance, and oversees Corporate Governance, Community Development and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Upholding a community banking mindset, Mayra also manages “Team Columbia”, the Bank’s employee volunteer program, as well as provides support to the Columbia Bank Foundation’s charitable giving efforts. Team Columbia supports over 250 volunteer efforts throughout New Jersey annually, while the Columbia Bank Foundation remains one of the largest private giving foundations in the state.

Outside of her daily responsibilities, Mayra is a mentor for young professionals at the Bank, volunteers at various community events and is an active member of her local church. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Kean University and is a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking. She currently resides in Mahwah with her husband and their three children.

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