Kearny Financial Corp. names new COO and other executive management changes

Fairfield-based Kearny Financial Corp., the holding company of Kearny Bank, announced Thursday that it has named Eric B. Heyer to senior executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Heyer has been the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer since April 2014, after previously serving as senior vice president and chief financial officer from April 2011 to April 2014.

Heyer is taking over the role from William C. Ledgerwood, who announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2018. Heyer will begin his new role July 1 with Ledgerwood helping with the transition through the end of the year.

“We thank Mr. Ledgerwood for all that he has accomplished during his distinguished tenure with the Company and look forward to working with him until his retirement later this year,” said Craig L. Montanaro, CEO and president.

The company also announced Keith Suchodolski has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 1. He joined the bank in 2013 and currently is senior vice president cooperate finance and chief accounting officer.

“I am pleased to congratulate Mr. Heyer and Mr. Suchodolski on their promotions. We are fortunate to have such talented leaders within the company to take on such critical roles and look forward to their continued contributions as we move forward,” Montanaro said.