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Columbia Bank’s President and CEO Thomas J. Kemly Named “Executive of the Year” By NJBIZ Magazine

FAIR LAWN, NJ – December 14, 2018 – Columbia Bank is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank has been named “Executive of the Year” by NJBIZ Magazine, a statewide business publication. Mr. Kemly was cited for successfully managing the bank’s recent IPO, promoting affordable housing and small business development throughout NJ, creating Team Columbia, a concept that allows every employee to volunteer, and greatly enhancing the giving reach of the Columbia Bank Foundation which helps so many local causes.

Mr. Kemly began his career with Columbia Bank over 37 years ago as a Management Trainee. Upon completion of the program he served in a variety of accounting, finance, and managerial positions. In 2012, Mr. Kemly was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. He also serves as Chairman of the Columbia Bank Foundation. Currently Mr. Kemly serves on the Boards of the New Jersey Bankers Association and the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ). He is also a previous President of the Financial Managers Society.