John joined the Lebanon, New Jersey Office of Garden State Trust Company as a Senior Vice President and Trust Officer in January 2017 where his knowledge and expertise, drawn from a career of over 40 years in the Trust and Investment Management Business, focused on Estate and Trust Planning and Administration, Retirement Planning as well as Philanthropic Planned Giving strategies and administration. John will help Garden State Trust Company to expand our Investment and Fiduciary Service business in the New Jersey Marketplace.
Prior to joining Garden State, John was with Peapack-Gladstone Bank for 18 years asSenior Managing Director of Wealth Management supervising the Wealth Advisory Trust and Business Development Group. Under his direction, the Trust Division saw the assets under administration swell from $600 million to over $3 billion. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the PGB Trust & Investments – Delaware trust subsidiary.
He started his career in Plainfield, New Jersey at United National Bank, later known as United Trust in Bridgewater, NJ. A Senior Vice President and Trust Division Head, John had managerial responsibility over the investment, administration, tax and new business aspects of the $1.7 billion Trust Department including Chairman of the Officer’s Trust Committee and a member of the Plainfield Foundation. John graduated with BS in Business Administration from Concord College and received the Professional Designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) from the American Bankers Association.
John serves as Trustee of the Lowell F. Johnson Foundation, Trustee of Hillside Cemetery Association and previously on the Boards of The DuCret School of Art, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and on the Planned Giving Advisor Boards of Muhlenberg Hospital Foundation, The Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation and Hunterdon Museum of Art.
John’s experience and approach to providing fiduciary, administrative, trust, investment and tax services in a coordinated manner will enhance the delivery of optimum results for existing and new trust relationships going forward.