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Executive vice president — director of retail operations, Valley National Bank

RÉSUMÉ

New position: Executive vice president — director of retail operations, Valley National Bank

What you do:
Responsibilities encompass all phases of branch operations. I am also responsible for retail banking's administrative operations including: branch policies and procedures, development of new retail deposit products and the mystery shop program, as well as deposit compliance and vault services. In addition, I oversee the bank's 24/7 customer service center.

Old gig:
First senior vice president — director of retail relations

School ties:
Bachelor's degree in business administration from William Paterson University and a degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Family tree:
Husband Jimmy; sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Jimmy and my husband's wonderful extended family.

Hometown:
I grew up in Wayne and have lived in Montville for the past 20 years.

JUST JERSEY

Favorite place at the Shore: Watching the sunset at the Ninth Avenue Pier in Belmar.

Favorite place to chow down:
Avenue in Long Branch – great food while sitting oceanside.

ALL YOU

What you wanted to be when you were 6: I wanted to be a Rockette.

Historical figure you'd want to meet:
Leonardo da Vinci

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Banking

Kelly Siegfried joined Tinton Falls-based Two River Community Bank as vice president and commercial loan officer.

Siegfried has more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry, with background in commercial lending, wealth management, private banking and credit analysis. She will be based in Ocean County.

Engineering

Angel Velazquez was named a principal technical specialist in the Newark office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering, and program and construction management organization.

In his new position, Velazquez is responsible for the design and review of plans for railroad and transit signal projects. He has more than 27 years of experience in the railroad and transit industry as a railroad signal specialist and lead designer, having served in roles with MTA New York City Transit.

Health care

Michael A. Wiley joined Foundation Venture Capital Group, an affiliate of the New Jersey Health Foundation, as the senior director of ventures and commercialization.

The Hightstown resident has 14 years of experience developing new businesses, forming and leveraging strategic relationships and supporting innovation and technology commercialization. He will perform similar duties in his new position with the New Brunswick-based group.

Prior to joining FVCG, Wiley worked at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority as a senior venture officer and other positions. He has also held positions at Avaya and in the Rutgers University Office of Corporate Liaison & Technology Transfer.

Hospitality

Delco Development LLC promoted Brittany Adams to assistant general manager of the Hampton Inn in Woodbridge.

In the new role, Adams will assist in directing all areas of the hotel's operations, including guest service, brand standards and every day hotel operations.

She previously worked as the assistant to the senior vice president of Delco's hotel division and worked as the sales manager for the company's Super 8 property in Pennsville.

Law

Trace Jenkins LLC named AllynMarie Smedley a partner with the Woodbury-based firm.

Smedley, who joined the firm in 2006, will continue her practice in all areas of family law. She earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Del.

Real estate

Marc Amoresano joined Cushman & Wakefield's East Rutherford-based project management group.

The group is part of the firm's corporate occupier and investor services practice, and Amoresano will support its brokerage and property management professionals with their construction-related requirements. That includes preparing budgets and schedules for proposals to potential clients and running entire build-out or ground-up projects for existing customers.

The Hanover resident has more than two decades of regional construction and design experience involving office, industrial, retail and specialized buildings and spaces. He most recently was a lead superintendent with Turner Construction Company.

Janice Grutta was named title officer at First Bergen Title Agency, a Hackensack-based title insurance firm that protects the interests of lenders and purchasers.

The Westwood resident will examine title searches and provide clearance on title issues as well as issuing insurance policies to facilitate the efficient transfer of real estate.

Before joining First Bergen, Grutta served as a title officer at two Bergen County title insurance firms, where she reviewed all property titles and oversaw title insurance policy production. She also worked for First Bergen's Ridgewood-based predecessor firm, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company.

Maria Marinelli was named sales manager of Long & Foster Real Estate's Longport office.

Marinelli has nearly 15 years of experience in the Jersey Shore real estate market. She joins the largest independent residential real estate firm in the United States.

Roy Vice joined Levin Management as vice president of construction and development.

In this role, Vice will work closely with Levin's property management and leasing teams to oversee all construction and development activities within the North Plainfield-based firm's retail portfolio of more than 13 million square feet.

He brings more than 25 years of industry experience and joins Levin from O'Neill Properties Group in King of Prussia, Pa., where he served as senior vice president and director of retail development.

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