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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Top Management

Steven C. Ackmann
Chief Executive officer and President, Highlands Bancorp Inc. and Highlands State Bank
Steven C. Ackmann was appointed and Chief Executive Officer of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank in September 2014, and was President & Chief Operating Officer upon joining Highlands in August 2012. Prior to joining Highlands State Bank, Mr. Ackmann held recent executive positions as President of the Bank of Princeton, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity D&D BanCorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank.
Eileen D. Piersa
Executive VP, CFO & Treasurer, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank
Eileen D. Piersa is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank since 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Piersa was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. since its inception in 2010, and Highlands State Bank since 2005.
Patrick W. Smith
Executive VP, CLO, Highlands State Bank
Patrick W. Smith is Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer of Highlands State Bank. Prior to Joining the Bank in August 2008, Mr. Smith was a lending officer with Sussex Bank.

Board of Directors

George E. Irwin
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and
Highlands State Bank
George E. Irwin is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank. Prior to his appointment in September 2014, Mr. Irwin served as the Company’s President & Chief Executive Officer since its inception. Prior to the incorporation of the Bank, Mr. Irwin held similar positions at Greater Community Bancorp from 1987 to 2003.
Bruce D. Zaretsky
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and
Director, Highlands State Bank
Bruce D. Zaretsky is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Glenwood Homes, Inc. (real estate construction), Vernon, NJ.
Steven C. Ackmann
President and Chief Executive Officer of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank.
Steven C. Ackmann was appointed and Chief Executive Officer of Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank in September 2014, and was President & Chief Operating Officer upon joining Highlands in August 2012. Prior to joining Highlands State Bank, Mr. Ackmann held recent executive positions as President of the Bank of Princeton, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity D&D BanCorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank.
John V. Bosma
Director, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank
John V. Bosma is the President and manager/estimator of Boz Electrical Contractors, Inc. (electrical contractor) located in Vernon, NJ.
E. Jane Brown
Director, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank
E. Jane Brown is the Chief Financial Officer of the Catholic Academy of Sussex County in Sparta, NJ. She is also an Assistant Treasurer and a Director of Newton Memorial Hospital in Newton, NJ.
Michael Halpin
Director, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank
Michael Halpin served as President, CEO, and director of Skylands Community Bank from 1995 until 2007, Chairman and CEO from 2007 to 2008. After retiring in 2008, Mr. Halpin remained Chairman of Skylands until 2009, and most recently served as director for Grand Bank from 2010 through 2013. Mr. Halpin has had many years of banking experience at a variety of banks in New Jersey, having begun his career as a teller in 1962. Active with many community organizations, Halpin currently serves on the board of trustees and chairs the Finance Committee of Hackettston Regional Medical Center. In the past he has served on the boards of various New Jersey bankers associations, and Chambers of Commerce.
Andrew J. Mulvihill
Director, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank
Andrew J. Mulvihill is the President of Mountain Resort Properties (real estate brokerage) in Vernon, NJ; President, Mountain Creek, Vernon NJ; Executive, Crystal Springs Builders LLC, Crystal Springs Development LLC, Crystal Springs Resort Development LLC and affiliates (real estate developer/builders), Vernon NJ.
Steven V. Oroho
Director, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank
Steven V. Oroho is a New Jersey State Senator representing New Jersey District 24. Prior to being elected State Senator, Mr. Oroho was elected to the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and is a Certified Financial Planner with Stonebridge Capital Management in Paramus, NJ.
Jeffrey M. Parrott
Director, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank
Jeffrey M. Parrott is the Owner and President of Parr Homes, Inc., t/a Neil Parrott Real Estate (real estate brokerage) in Wantage, NJ. Mr. Parrott is also Sussex County Clerk.
Dov Perlysky
Director, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank
Dov Perlysky is Managing Member of Nesher, LLC (private investment firm) since 2000; Director, Engex, Inc. (closed-end mutual fund); Director, Pharma-Bio Serv, Inc. (pharmaceutical services); Director, OakTree Educational Partners, Inc. (formerly Florham Park Consulting Corp.); Vice President of Private Client Group, Laidlaw Global Securities (registered broker-dealer) from 1998-2002.
Charles H. Shotmeyer
Director, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank
Charles H. Shotmeyer is President of Shotmeyer Bros Petroleum Corp. New Jersey. Prior to his current position, Mr. Shotmeyer was Chief Financial Officer of Van Dyk Health Care Inc. (long term care service provider). He is a certified financial planner and former lending officer at a New Jersey community bank.
Martin Theobald
Director, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank
Martin Theobald is the Owner of Heaven Hill Farm (retail garden center and farm market) in Vernon, NJ.
Douglas Verduin
Director, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank
Douglas Verduin is a Certified Public Accountant and Member of Berry, Verduin & Koch, LLC (certified public accountants) in Ridgewood, NJ.
Harold J. Wirths
Director, Highlands Bancorp, Inc. and Highlands State Bank
Mr. Wirths was a previous member of the Board. Mr. Wirths is the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development in the Christie administration since his appointment in 2010. He is a lifelong resident of Sussex County and has been a business owner, a Sussex County Freeholder and an organizer of the Noble Community Bank. He brings deep local connections to the bank as well as a unique and exceptional knowledge and insights into the local business community.
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