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Columbia Bank Announces The Appointment of Yvette Encarnacion As Senior Vice President, Human Resources

FAIR LAWN, NJ – March 22, 2019 – Columbia Bank is pleased to announce that Yvette Encarnacion has been appointed to Senior Vice President, Human Resources. In her new role, Ms. Encarnacion will direct the bank’s Human Resources initiatives in recruitment, employee development, compensation, and employee relations. 

Prior to joining Columbia, Ms. Encarncion held several leadership positions within the financial services industry, most recently as Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources at Carver Federal Savings Bank.

"Ms. Encarnacion brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience to her new role," said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. "Her specialties include change management, recruitment, leadership and management development, as well as employee engagement."

Ms. Encarnacion holds a Master’s degree in Organizational and Counseling Psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the City University of New York - City College.  She has taught at NYU-School of Continuing Education for the last twelve years.  She has also completed graduate and certificate courses in executive coaching, diversity management, and leadership development. She currently resides in New Jersey with her family.