Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and Peapack Private, a division of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, appointed James McKenna as senior managing director, commercial private banker.  As the bank expands its footprint into New York City, McKenna joins a team of seasoned and skilled commercial bankers whose primary focus is to build the company’s presence with its core competencies across commercial banking, investment banking and wealth management.

With more than 19 years of commercial lending expertise, McKenna previously served as first vice president, relationship manager, at Valley National Bank (formerly Leumi Bank). He started his banking career in 2004 at Wells Fargo in Huntington Beach and Irvine, CA, moving with the bank in 2010 to Paramus, NJ as VP, senior relationship manager.