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Board of Directors

Douglas L. Kennedy, President and Chief Executive Officer
Douglas L. Kennedy
Finn M.W. Caspersen, Jr., Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Finn M. W. Caspersen, Jr.
Dr. Susan Cole, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Dr. Susan Cole
Anthony J. Consi, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Anthony Consi
Richard Daingerfield, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Richard Daingerfeld
Edward A. Gramigna, Jr., Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Edward A. Gramigna, Jr.
John D. Kissel, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
John D. Kissel
James R. Lamb, Esquire, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
James R. Lamb, Esq.
Philip W. Smith, III, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Philip W. Smith, III
Beth Welsh, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Beth Welsh

F. Duffield Meyercord, Chairman

Partner of Carl Marks Advisory Group, LLC; President, Meyercord Advisors, Inc. Director since 1991.


F. Duffield Meyercord has been the Chairman of the Board of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and the Bank since December 2013. Mr. Meyercord is a Partner of Carl Marks Advisory Group, LLC; President, Meyercord Advisors, Inc.; Director of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (formerly Programmer’s Paradise, Inc.). Mr. Meyercord has 40 years of experience in directing strategic projects and providing operational advisory services to numerous businesses, which is invaluable to the Board’s oversight of corporate strategy.

Douglas L. Kennedy

President and Chief Executive Officer of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and the Bank. Director Since 2012.


Douglas L. Kennedy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Doug is responsible for leading the Company’s wealth, lending, and deposit solutions and directing the Bank’s overall strategic vision.

Doug is a career banker with over 35 years of commercial banking experience. Before joining Peapack-Gladstone Bank in 2012, he served as president of the New Jersey Market for Capital One Bank and North Fork Bank. Over the years, he has held key executive level positions and had great success building business at Fleet Bank, Summit Bancorp and Bank of America.

Doug is a graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut with a degree in Economics and an M.B.A. In 2015 he was named CEO of the Year by Corporate LiveWire as part of its Innovation & Excellence Awards. He was named to the NJBIZ “Power 50 Banking” list and the NJBIZ “Power 50: The 50 Most Powerful Non-Profit Board Members” list in 2011. Additionally, he received the Carpe Diem Award from Montclair State University and was named “Man of the Year” by the Boy Scouts of America that same year. Doug is a current member of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Montclair State University Board of Trustees, and Sacred Heart University Board of Trustees. He has served as President of NJ After 3 and as a Board Member of the New Jersey Bankers Association.

Finn M. W. Caspersen, Jr.

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and the Bank. Director since 2012.

Finn M. W. Caspersen, Jr. is the Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel of Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Responsible for all aspects of Bank strategy, Finn collaborates across the organization to develop and implement the Bank’s near and long-term strategic plans. Finn is also responsible for Human Capital, Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance, Legal and Corporate Governance and Peapack Private, the Bank’s high-touch Private Banking initiative. Finn is an active member of a number of Bank committees.

Before joining Peapack-Gladstone Bank in 2004, Finn worked as a corporate lawyer at Hale and Dorr, as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and privately in venture capital.

Finn is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and has served as trustee of Cardigan Mountain School, Pomfret School, the Somerset Hills YMCA, the Willowwood Arboretum and the New Jersey Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Finn was a two-term elected member of the Bedminster Township Committee and has also served on the Bedminster Environmental Commission and the Bedminster Land Use Board. Finn is currently a member of the ABA’s Government Relations Council Administrative Committee and the Somerset County Business Partnership’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Susan A. Cole

President of Montclair State University, Director since 2014.


Dr. Susan A. Cole was named to the Board of Directors in February 2014. Dr. Cole is currently the president of Montclair State University, the second largest university in New Jersey, with close to 20,000 students. She began her tenure in September of 1998. From 1993 to 1998 she served as President of Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to that she held positions as Vice President for University Administration and Personnel at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Associate University Dean for Academic Affairs at Antioch University, and was a faculty member at The City University of New York.

Anthony J. Consi

Retired; previously Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations, Weichert Realtors. Director since 2000.


Anthony J. Consi II was named to the Board of Directors in 2000. Mr. Consi is now retired. Previously, Mr. Consi served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations, Weichert Realtors. Mr. Consi had 15 years of public accounting experience with Coopers & Lybrand and 22 years of finance and operations leadership at Weichert Realtors, both of which are invaluable to his role as Audit Committee Chairman.

Richard Daingerfield

Retired; Previously Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Director since 2014.


Richard Daingerfield was named to the Board of Directors in August 2014. Mr. Daingerfield is now retired. Previously, Mr. Daingerfield served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Daingerfield has expertise in corporate governance, executive management, risk management, corporate banking and commercial banking. His broad legal experience in all aspects of commercial and retail banking, including international and domestic private banking, are invaluable to his role as Risk Committee Chairman.

Edward A. Gramigna, Jr.

Attorney, A Managing Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Director since 2012.


Mr. Gramigna is a Partner of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Mr. Gramigna has 26 years of experience in trust, estate planning and estate administration, which is invaluable in the oversight of our wealth management division.

John D. Kissel

Real Estate Broker, Turpin Real Estate, Inc. Director since 1987.


John D. Kissel was named to the Board of Directors in 1987. Mr. Kissel is a Real Estate Broker with Turpin Real Estate, Inc. Mr. Kissel has 25 years of experience in the residential real estate market, which is invaluable to the Board’s oversight of the Corporation’s real estate loan portfolio.


James R. Lamb, Esq.

Principal of James R. Lamb, P.C., Attorney at Law. Director since 1993.


James R. Lamb was named to the Board of Directors in 1993. Mr. Lamb is Principal of James R. Lamb, P.C., Attorney at Law. He has 48 years of legal experience, which is invaluable to the Board’s corporate governance program and the Board’s oversight of the Bank’s legal and regulatory affairs.

Philip W. Smith, III

President, Phillary Management, Inc., a real estate management company. Director since 1995.


Philip W. Smith III was named to the Board of Directors in 1995. Mr. Smith is the President of Phillary Management, Inc., a real estate management company. Mr. Smith has 28 years of experience in commercial real estate agency and management, which is invaluable to the Board’s oversight of the Corporation’s real estate loan portfolio.


Beth Welsh

General Manager, Basset Associates, a real estate management company. Director since 2012.


Beth Welsh was named to the Board of Directors in October 2012. Ms. Welsh is the General Manager of Bassett Associates. She has 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate market as well as her past banking experience, which is invaluable to the Board’s oversight of the Corporation’s real estate lending and small business banking.

F. Duffield Meyercord, Chairman Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board of Directors
Douglas L. Kennedy, President and Chief Executive Officer
Finn M.W. Caspersen, Jr., Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
Dr. Susan Cole, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Anthony J. Consi, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Richard Daingerfield, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Edward A. Gramigna, Jr., Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
John D. Kissel, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
James R. Lamb, Esquire, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Philip W. Smith, III, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Beth Welsh, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member