First Commerce Bank names new CEO

First Commerce Bank, a Lakewood-based commercial bank, announced Tuesday it has named Donald Mindiak its new CEO and president, effective immediately.

Mindiak has also been named member of the bank’s board of directors.

“I appreciate the opportunity to work with the board of directors, employees, customers and shareholders of First Commerce Bank while we make the bank the premier community bank franchise in central and northern New Jersey,” Mindiak said.

Mindiak, who has more than 33 years of community banking experience, most recently served as CEO and president off BCB Bancorp. Inc. and its subsidiary BCB Bank.

“We are fortunate to have a president and CEO with Donald’s breadth of experience and the board looks forward to working with Donald as the bank enters its next phase of development,” Abraham S. Opatut, chairman of the board, said.