Daily News: September 27, 2012

Republic Bank Hires New Commercial Lender

Republic First Bancorp, the holding company for Republic Bank, announced the hiring of John Lavin as the new vice president of Commercial Lending for South Jersey. His responsibilities include the marketing of commercial loan and cash management products as Republic Bank continues its expansion in the Southern New Jersey market.

Lavin was previously with Cornerstone Bank in Mount Laurel, NJ, where he served as a vice president and commercial relationship manager in the middle-market group. He brings over 20 years of lending experience from various financial institutions throughout the region to Republic.

Lavin stated, “I am excited to join Republic Bank and be a part of a growth organization. I look forward to delivering first class Customer Service throughout South Jersey as Republic Bank expands its presence in this market.”