SJBA News:

The next scheduled Networking & Dinner Meeting is November 15, 2018 at The Merion.  Speaker Devin Kerins on Private Sector Lessons Learned From Hurricane Maria and How FEMA Resources Can Benefit Your Bank. Devin is the Individual and Company Preparedness Officer, FEMA Region III.


Mark Your Calendars – 2019 Meeting Schedule:

January 17, 2019 TBD

March 14, 2019 TBD

May 16, 2019 TBD


2018 & 2019 Officers

Please join us in welcoming our newest slate of Officers for the SJBA Board of Directors for 2018/2019. Serving as Board President is Mr. Benjamin Watts, President – Liberty Bell Bank. Serving as Board Vice President is Mr. Erik Larsen, Senior Vice President & Team Leader Business Lending – Investors Bank. Serving as Board Secretary is Mr. Gerald McKee, Senior Vice President & Director of Retail, Cornerstone Bank. Serving as Board Treasurer is Mr. Hugh Arbuthnot, Vice President – Beneficial Bank.

Special “Thanks” to our outgoing Officers and other long-serving board members who have recently step aside. Please see our update SJBA Board Members List below.



The South Jersey Bankers Association (SJBA) is a 40+ year old regional bankers association. The association was formed to provide a forum for bankers to share ideas and address issues concerning the financial services industry. SJBA currently maintains 19 member banks, 18 vendors and 400+ individual members. Well known high profile speakers join us at dinner meetings, where they present their ideas and perspectives. The dinner meetings are also excellent opportunities for bankers and others concerned with the banking industry to network and share ideas. The South Jersey Bankers Association also conducts educational seminars to enhance the member knowledge about specific banking services and strategies.


To remain open to different ideas and connected with our members, community and each other.       

Board of Directors

Frank L. RiederSJBA Executive Director

Benjamin WattsSJBA Board President
President / Liberty Bell Bank
Erik Larsen , SJBA Board Vice President
Senior Vice President / Investors Bank
Gerald R. McKee , SJBA Board Secretary
Senior Vice President / Cornerstone Bank
Hugh ArbuthnotSJBA Board Treasurer
Vice President / Beneficial Bank
Steven Prokop, Immediate Past President, SJBA Board
Senior Vice President / Customers Bank
Andrew G. Agger 
Senior Vice President / Fulton Bank of New Jersey
Harold G. Cohen
Esquire / Dilworth Paxson, LLP
Sharon Hammel
Senior Vice President / Republic Bank
Edward C. Hogan
Esquire / Stevens & Lee
Krysta Shivery
Vice President / 1st Colonial Bank
James E. Igo
Chairman, President, CEO / Delanco Federal Savings Bank
Kevin B. Peterson
President, CEO / Haddon Savings Bank

Kate Plunkett
Vice President / Haddon Savings Bank

Thomas E. Weber, Jr.
Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager / TD Bank, N.A.