Pa. bank growing in South Jersey, naming commercial banking leader and tasking him with building team

Bryn Mawr Trust, a Pennsylvania-based bank, is expanding into the South Jersey region, it announced recently, hiring a leader for the area who will build a team of commercial bankers to serve the community.

The Bryn Mawr-based bank, owned by Bryn Mawr Bank Corp., said George Robostello has joined it as senior vice president and managing director of commercial banking, southern New Jersey. He will report to Jim Donovan, the bank’s head of commercial and industrial banking.

“George will be instrumental as our business and the BMT brand continue to expand in southern New Jersey,” Donovan said in a prepared statement. “He and his team complement our markets north and west of the region. While his focus is on commercial banking, his team will streamline commercial client access to all BMT services and solutions.”

Robostello was most recently executive vice president and regional president for New Jersey for Fulton Bank, the most recent posts in a long career with that institution.

BMT currently operates two offices in New Jersey, including a retail branch in Blackwood and a wealth management and commercial lending hub in Princeton.

“New Jersey has been an important market for BMT for some time,” BMT Banking President Kevin Tylus said in a statement. “Adding George, building out that market infrastructure, is going to improve the delivery of services to our growing commercial client base in that geography.”