Daily News: May 13, 2013

OceanFirst Financial Announces EVP Appointments

OceanFirst Financial, the holding company for OceanFirst Bank, announced two executive vice president appointments made by the bank’s board of directors: Joseph R. Iantosca, chief administrative officer, and Joseph J. Lebel III, chief lending officer.

John R. Garbarino, chairman and chief executive officer said, “Our board is pleased to recognize the many contributions of Joseph Iantosca and Joseph Lebel, two valued members of our leadership team, in taking this additional important step in our succession planning. Individually, Joe Iantosca and Joe Lebel have demonstrated a commitment to the success of our company along with a dedication to our future growth and mission of building long-term shareholder value.”

Iantosca will continue to be responsible for the delivery of essential services such as: retail customer services, loan servicing, marketing, information technology, facilities management and expansion. These areas provide the extraordinary infrastructure which supports the company’s growth strategies. Iantosca joined OceanFirst Bank in February 2004 as senior vice president and chief administrative officer and was appointed first senior vice president in May 2007.

Lebel will continue to be responsible for the credit culture of the company, leading the expansion of commercial, small business, residential and consumer borrowing relationships. Lebel has demonstrated extraordinary leadership since joining the bank in April 2006 as senior vice president of Commercial Lending. He was appointed first senior vice president and chief lending officer in May 2007. Lebel has been a lender in the central New Jersey market for more than 28 years and during his tenure at OceanFirst has expanded the bank’s lending capabilities to meet the challenges of the highly competitive lending environment.