Maryann Metlitz joined Metropolitan Commercial Bank as vice president, commercial lending officer. She will report to Luke J. Kaufman, first vice president and head of commercial lending for the bank.

Metlitz has more than 30 years of banking experience and has focused exclusively on the finance sector for the last 15 years. She was recently vice president, dealer relationship manager at BB&T Bank.

“I am extremely excited about the equipment leasing experience and expertise Maryann has accumulated,” Kaufman said. “Her wealth of finance solutions for captive and private label leasing programs, coupled with a perfect fit within MCB’s culture, makes Maryann a wise choice for our commercial lending team.”

“I am looking forward to working with Metropolitan Commercial Bank’s first-in-class management team, and I am extremely proud to be a part of the values and character that exist here at MCB,” Metlitz said.

Metlitz began her banking career in 1987 at Hann Financial Service in Edison, NJ. She is an advocate for animals and is currently a board member and the director of fundraising and donor relations for One Love Animal Rescue Group in Belmar, NJ, and has served on the board of the National Vehicle Leasing Association’s Long Island, NY, chapter.