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Sidney R. Brown is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company and the Bank. From 1990 to 2013 Mr. Brown, in addition to being a director, served as treasurer and secretary of the Company. Mr. Brown serves as Chair of the Executive Com­mit­tee as well as a member of both the ALCO/Investment Committee, and Technology Com­mittee. He served as Acting President and CEO of the Company from February 2007 to January 2008 and from November, 2013 until July, 2014. Mr. Brown is Chief Executive Officer of NFI, a premier integrated supply chain solutions company. NFI, founded in 1932 as National Hauling, has evolved from a trucking company in a regulated environment, into one of the largest privately-held third party logistics companies in the country. In the early 1980’s, the company, then known as National Freight, was focused mainly on over-the-road trucking services. The company quickly evolved into four affiliated companies providing transportation services (National Freight), warehousing and inventory management (National Distribution Centers), dedicated fleets and transportation management (Interactive Logistics) and real estate dev­elop­ment (Real Estate). In 2008, the company continued to evolve and positioned all its companies under one corporate brand, NFI. NFI in North America now consists of Logistics, Warehousing and Distribution, Transportation, Intermodal, Real Estate, Transportation Brokerage, Contract Packaging, Solar, Global Freight Forwarding and NFI Canada. Mr. Brown attended Georgetown University and graduated with a BSBA in 1979. Sidney R. Brown began his career working for Morgan Stanley in New York City as a financial analyst in the corporate finance department of the investment bank. He moved on to pursue his MBA at Harvard University. Graduating in 1983, he immediately joined the family business. Mr. Brown is a director of J & J Snack Foods Corp. and Franklin Square Energy and Power Fund.


Jeffrey S. Brown has been a director of the Company since April 1999. He is also a director of the Bank. Mr. Brown serves as Chairman of the Technology Committee, and as a member of the Board’s Risk, and ALCO/Investment Committees. He is President and Vice Chairman of NFI, a comprehensive provider of freight transportation, warehousing, third party logistics, contract manufacturing, and real estate dev­elop­ment. Mr. Brown is also President of NFI Real Estate, one of the top real estate dev­elop­ment companies in the industry. He is one of the general partners of The Four B’s, a partnership with extensive holdings primarily in the Eastern United States. Mr. Brown is an officer and director of several other corporations and partnerships in the transportation, equipment leasing, insurance, warehousing and real estate industries. He serves on the Boards of several regional charities including: The Board of Trustees for the Cooper Foundation.


Anthony R. Coscia was elected to the Board of Directors of the Company in November 2010. He is also a director of the Bank. Mr. Coscia currently serves as Chair of the Board’s ALCO/Investment Committee and is a member of the Board’s Compensation/Personnel Committee. He is admitted to the state bars of New Jersey and New York and is a Partner in the law firm of Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP (WMLM), having been with the firm for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and received his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law. Mr. Coscia’s practice focuses on corporate, commercial, and real estate matters, with a concentration on the financial elements of these transactions. He represents financial institutions, investors and major corporations on whose behalf he has handled a broad variety of matters, including corporate and real estate finance transactions, asset restructure and recovery, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and general litigation. In addition, Mr. Coscia regularly advises infrastructure funds, private equity firms, technology companies, not-for-profit organizations and investor owned utilities. He also has specific experience in the area of re­dev­elop­ment finance and has worked extensively on infrastructure dev­elop­ment projects. In addition to his private practice, Mr. Coscia also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). Previously he served as Chairman of Amtrak's Finance and Audit Committee. Mr. Coscia's contributions to Amtrak are the result of his June 2010 appointment by President Obama to the Board of Directors. Mr. Coscia is the Chairman of United Water, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Suez Environnement. He has previously served as a director of several public and closely held corporations in the construction, financial services, investment banking, real estate and manufacturing sectors. In addition, he serves as a trustee of the New Jersey Community Development Corporation and is a member of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Council of Trustees, The Partnership for New York City, The Economic Club of New York and the Regional Plan Association. Mr. Coscia served as Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for over eight years, stepping down from the Board on June 30, 2011. During his tenure, the longest in modern Port Authority history, he served four New Jersey Governors and three New York Governors. As Chairman, Mr. Coscia oversaw the restoration of the agency after 9/11 as a key player in the region through dev­elop­ment of a long term capital program, assuming the lead role in the re­dev­elop­ment of the WTC site rebuilding, spearheading multi-billion dollar mass transit improvements, port expansion, modernization of aviation facilities and the most significant corporate governance and financial management reforms adopted by the Port Authority in over two decades. From February 1992 to March 2003, Mr. Coscia served as Chair of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority ("NJEDA"), one of the largest state-sponsored development banks in the United States. In 2007 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.


F. Clay Creasey was elected to the Board of Directors of the Company in April 2014.  He is also a director of the Bank.  Mr. Creasey is a member of the Board’s Audit, Risk, and ALCO/Invest­ment Commit­tees.  Clay Creasey joined Toys“R”Us, Inc. in May 2006 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with 25 years of financial management experience in the retail industry.  He began his retail career at Lucky Stores, a large, public grocery, where he spent 11 years in various corporate and division financial roles.  More recently, he spent 13 years at Mervyn’s, a subsidiary of Target Corporation, where he served as their Chief Financial Officer for five years.  He also spent one year as the financial head of Zoom Systems, a San Francisco-based start-up company in the automated retail sector.  During his career, Mr. Creasey has been involved with several corporate and operational restructurings and financial turnarounds.  Before entering the retail sector, Mr. Creasey spent two years as an Actuarial Analyst at Fireman’s Fund and six years as a Corporate Lending Officer with Crocker Bank.  Mr. Creasey holds a bachelor’s degree and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University.  He also is a Certified Public Accountant.


Peter Galetto, Jr. has been a director of the Company since April 1990. He is also a director of the Bank. Mr. Galetto served as the Secretary of the Company from April 1990 to March 1997. He currently serves as secretary of the Company and the Bank, is Chair of the Risk Committee and former Chair of the Audit Committee. He serves as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee, Audit Committee, and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. In his position as Chair of the Risk Committee of the Board, Mr. Galetto annually attends numerous audit and risk related webinars and seminars as well as a national conference on audit and risk topics to bring the most current information to the Company. Mr. Galetto is the President and CEO of Stanker&Galetto, Inc., an industrial building contractor located in Vineland, New Jersey. He is the Secretary/Treasurer of Tri-Mark Building Contractors, Inc. Mr. Galetto is also Chairman of the Board of Inspira Health Network (formerly South Jersey Healthcare System which merged with Underwood Memorial Hospital), board member of Hendricks House and also serves as the Parish of All Saints Finance Council President. Mr. Galetto is also an officer and director of several other corporations and organizations. He has been honored by several organizations for his community service: Entrepreneur of the Year by the South Jersey Development Council, Gregor Mendel Award from St. Augustine Prep, Vineland Rotary Club Outstanding Vocational Accomplishments and the Order Sons of Italy in America Dis­tin­guished Golden Lion Award. He received a B.S. in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University, majoring in Finance and Management. Mr. Galetto also graduated from Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program.


Eli Kramer has been a director of the Company since July 2004. He is also a director of the Bank. He serves as Chair of the Board’s Compensation Committee and is also a member of the following Board Committees: Executive; Audit; Risk; and Nominating and Corporate Governance. Mr. Kramer has over 20 years of total bank board experience including seven plus years as Vice Chair or Chairman at a previous bank. Mr. Kramer has been a principal in real estate development companies since 1976 and is the owner of CJ Management, LLC. He is also a principal in Arcturus Group, a real estate advisory and asset management firm serving the financial industry. He was a co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Community Bancorp of New Jersey, prior to its acquisition by the Company. He also served as a Director and Chairman of the Board of Colonial State Bank. Mr. Kramer serves as a Trustee on the Boards of the Jewish Educational Center, Elizabeth, NJ, the Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University, and the Trinitas Healthcare Foundation.


William J. Marino was elected to the Board of Directors of the Company in November 2010. He is also a director of the Bank. Mr. Marino currently serves as Chair of the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is also a member of the Board’s ALCO/Investment Committee. He is a graduate of St. Peter’s College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Mr. Marino has over 40 years of experience in the health and employee benefits field, primarily in managed care, marketing and management. Mr. Marino is the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s largest health insurer, providing coverage for over 3.6 million people. He joined Horizon BCBSNJ as Senior Vice President of Health Industry Services in January 1992, responsible for all aspects of Managed Care operations in New Jersey, as well as Market Research, Product Development, Provider Relations and Health Care Management. He became President and CEO in January 1994 and Chairman effective January 2010. Before joining Horizon BCBSNJ, Mr. Marino was VP of Regional Group Operations for NY and CT for Prudential, capping a 23-year career with them. Mr. Marino is currently the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), a member of the Board of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, as well as Sealed Air Corporation, in which he serves as Chairman of the Organization & Compensation Committee. He is a member of the Campaign Committee of Saint Vincent Academy and a member of the Board of Trustees of Delbarton School in Morristown. In addition, Mr. Marino is a member of the board a privately held corporation, LCA Holdings, LLC. Mr. Marino is a recipient of the 1997 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. In 2007 he received The American Conference on Diversity’s Humanitarian of the Year Award. Mr. Marino’s prior board affiliations include: America’s Health Insurance Plans; Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; National Institute for Health Care Management (Past Chairman); Choose New Jersey; NJ State Chamber of Commerce (Past Chairman); New Jersey Network; Newark Alliance; Newark Museum, Liberty Science Center Chairman’s Advisory Council; St. Peter’s College (Past Chairman); Community Theatre of Morristown; Regional Business Partnership (Past Chairman); United Way of Essex and West Hudson (Past Chairman); Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Inc.; New York Business Group on Health; and, New York State HMO Conference.


Philip A. Norcross was elected to the Board of Directors of the Company in April 2012, and currently serves as Treasurer. He is also a director of the Bank. Mr. Norcross serves as a member of the following Board Committees: ALCO/Investment, Compensation, Risk, and Technology. Mr. Norcross is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Shareholder of Parker McCay, a regional law firm headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, with offices in Lawrenceville and Atlantic City, New Jersey. He co-chairs the firm’s Public Finance and Business Departments and has particular expertise in finance and transactional law, with an emphasis on government, economic development, redevelopment and other specialized financings. Mr. Norcross also serves as Chairman of Optimus Partners LLC, a business advisory and consulting firm, based in Trenton, New Jersey, that serves a wide array of clients in the financial services, healthcare, gaming, real estate and development, and insurance sectors. Active in both the community and his profession, Mr. Norcross is Chairman of the Board of The Cooper Foundation and a member of Cooper Health System’s Treasury Steering Committee. He is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey as well as a member and past Chairman of Burlington County United Way. Mr. Norcross also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Home Port Alliance of the U.S.S. New Jersey, Inc. and is a founding member and former vice-president of the Mount Laurel Public Education Foundation. He is also a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the American Bar Association and the bar associations of New Jersey, Burlington County and Camden County.


Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. was elected to the Board of Directors of the Company in September 2010. He is also a director of the Bank. Mr. Ross is a member of the Executive Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a non-voting observer to the Compensation Committee. Wilbur Ross, CEO of WL Ross & Co. LLC, may be one of the best known private equity investors in the U.S. His private equity funds bought Bethlehem Steel and several other bankrupt producers and revitalized them into the largest U.S. producer before merging them into Mittal Steel for $4.5 billion. He remains a director of what is now ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company. He also created and chairs International Textile Group, the most global American company in that industry, and International Auto Components Group, a $4.5 billion producer of instrument panels and other interior components operating in 17 countries. He’s the Chairman of Diamond S Shipping and previously chaired International Coal Group which was sold to Arch Coal for $3.4 billion. He is a member of the boards of Assured Guaranty, Bank of Ireland, BankUnited, EXCO, Navigator Holdings and Ocwen Financial, all NYSE listed. He is also a member of the board of Talmer Bancorp. Mr. Ross was Executive Managing Director of Rothschild Inc. for 24 years before acquiring that firm’s private equity partnerships in 2000. He is a member of the boards of Yale University School of Management, The Dean’s Advisory Board of Harvard Business School, Palm Beach Civic Association, Business Roundtable and the Palm Beach Preservation Foundation. He is Chairman of the Japan Society and the Brookings Institution Economics Studies Council and a trustee of the Town of Palm Beach Retirement System and the Magritte Museum in Brussels. President Kim Dae Jung awarded him a medal for his assistance in Korea’s financial crisis, President Clinton appointed him to the board of the U.S.—Russia Investment Fund and he served as Privatization Advisor to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Mr. Ross formerly served as Chairman of the Smithsonian Institution National Board. He is a graduate of Yale University and of Harvard Business School (with distinction). He is the only person to be elected to both the Private Equity Hall of Fame and the Turnaround Management Association Hall of Fame. Bloomberg BusinessWeek designated him one of the 50 most influential people in global finance.


Keith Stock was elected to the Board of Directors of the Company in January 2014. He is also a director of the Bank. Mr. Stock serves as a member of the Audit Committee. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Financial Investors, Inc., a financial services investment firm, Senior Executive Advisor with The Brookside Group, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clarien Group Limited as well as Chairman of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Capital G Bank Limited. Mr. Stock is also a registered securities professional with J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC, a full service investment bank. Previously Mr. Stock served as Senior Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer of TIAA-CREF. He was a member of the Office of the CEO with responsibility for corporate development and strategy including mergers and acquisitions and business strategies for asset management, banking and trust, life insurance, retirement services, and wealth management. From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Stock served as President of MasterCard Advisors, LLC, the professional services business of MasterCard Worldwide. He was a member of the MasterCard Operating Committee and Management Council. Mr. Stock also previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of St. Louis Bank, FSB and First Financial Partners Fund I, LP, a private equity firm and bank holding company, as well as Chairman and President of Treasury Bank, Ltd. Earlier in his career, Mr. Stock was a partner with McKinsey & Co., a senior officer of A.T. Kearney, and financial services sector executive with Capgemini and Ernst & Young. He began his career with the Mellon Bank (now BNY Mellon). Mr. Stock is a director of the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX), the Foreign Policy Association, and Independence Bancshares, Inc. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York, the Advisory Board of the Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers University Business School, and the International Trustee Election Commission of AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc. (formerly known as the American Field Service). He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Thomas M. O'Brien was elected to the Board of Directors of the Company in July 2014. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of the company's principal subsidiary, Sun National Bank.


Chairman Emeritus

Bernard A. Brown, Emeritus Director with the title of Chairman Emeritus of the Bank, served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company and the Bank from its inception in 1985 to May 2013 and guided the Company and the Bank to a multi-billion dollar financial services company.  For many years, Mr. Brown has been Chairman of the Board of NFI Industries, Inc., a logistics conglomerate head­quartered in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Mr. Brown is also President and owner of Vineland Construction Co. and its subsidiaries.



   
   
 
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