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Columbia Bank Announces The Appointment of J. Michael Fischer Jr. to Vice President Commercial Lender III

Welcome Michael Fischer

FAIR LAWN, NJ – November 8, 2019 – Columbia Bank is pleased to announce that J. Michael Fischer Jr. has been appointed as a Vice President, Commercial Lender III. In his new role, Mr. Fischer will focus on Commercial and Industrial lending within the bank’s Central New Jersey Region.

Prior to joining Columbia, Mr. Fischer held several positions within the Commercial Lending industry. He began his career in commercial credit as an analyst and management trainee before serving as a Loan Officer at Fulton Bank of New Jersey. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, Relationship Manager at First Bank.

"Mr. Fischer brings nearly 10 years of commercial credit and lending experience to his new role,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “Please join me in welcoming him to our team.”

Mr. Fischer is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a B.S. in International Business, Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and the ABA Commercial Lending School. He currently serves as a board member for the Association for Corporate Growth New Jersey. In 2017, he was recognized as a “New Leader in Banking” by New Jersey Banker magazine. He currently resides in Hillsborough, New Jersey.