Northfield Bank hires new chief risk officer

Northfield Bank on Monday announced that Vickie Tomasello has joined as executive vice president and chief risk officer.

Working out of the bank’s Woodbridge Operations Center, Tomasello will be responsible for managing the effective governance of risk programs and overseeing the information security, Bank Secrecy Act, security, credit administration, risk management and compliance areas of the bank.

A Certified Public Accountant, Tomasello brings to Northfield over 25 years of experience in the areas of risk, audit, reporting, analytics and governance. She has a wide range of experience in the banking industry and was most recently the chief audit officer for Lakeland Bancorp.

“I am excited to welcome Vickie to the Northfield team,” Steven Klein, chairman and CEO of Northfield Bank, said. “Vickie’s experience working with teams throughout banking organizations and her proven ability to develop and implement effective governance programs will be an invaluable asset to Northfield as we move forward with our strategic objectives.”

Tomasello is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Institute of Internal Auditors, Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America – Chief Audit Executives Group, New Jersey Bankers Association Internal Audit Committee and Risk Management Association.

Northfield Bank, founded in 1887, operates 38 full-service banking offices in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer, and Union counties, and in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York.