Craig L. Montanaro was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Kearny Financial and the Board of Directors of Kearny Bank in 2010. Mr. Montanaro joined Kearny Bank in 2003 when Kearny acquired West Essex Bank where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Kearny Financial and Kearny Bank in April 2011. Prior to that time, he had served as President and Chief Operating Officer since April 2010. He previously performed the duties of Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Planning for Kearny Bank and Kearny Financial from 2005 to March 2010 and from 2003 to 2004 served as Vice President and Regional Branch Administrator. Mr. Montanaro serves as President and member of the Board of Directors of the KearnyBank Foundation. Active in community and professional organizations, he serves as Chairman of the Chilton Hospital Foundation as well as a Trustee of the Wood-Ridge Memorial Foundation. Mr. Montanaro is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Junior Achievement of New Jersey, New Jersey Bankers Business Services and New Jersey Bankers where he serves as 2nd Vice Chair. He is a graduate of Syracuse University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in finance and marketing and in 2000 received his MBA from Fairfield University. He also received a Graduate Degree in banking from the National School of Banking at Fairfield University. Craig L. Montanaro is the son of Director Leopold W. Montanaro.

In addition to his wide range of management experience and leadership skills, Mr. Montanaro’s strong economic background and his knowledge and understanding of the financial, economic, social and regulatory environments make him a valuable asset to the Board of Directors.

Keith Suchodolski was appointed Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kearny Financial and Kearny Bank on July 1, 2022, having previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since July 2019, Senior Vice President/Corporate Finance and Chief Accounting Officer since March 2018, Senior Vice President and Controller since June 2014 and First Vice President and Controller since January 2013. Mr. Suchodolski had previously served as the Controller of various financial institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region since 2005 and has been employed in the banking industry since 2001. Mr. Suchodolski holds a Master of Business Administration degree, with a specialization in Finance, from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Anthony V. Bilotta, Jr. was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of Kearny Bank in June 2018. Mr. Bilotta is an experienced banker with more than 37 years of banking experience. Mr. Bilotta previously served as Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Banking of Peapack Gladstone Bank from 2013 until his appointment as an executive officer of Kearny Bank. Prior to Peapack Gladstone Bank, Mr. Bilotta held executive positions at a variety of financial institutions.

Sean Byrnes was appointed Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Kearny Financial and Kearny Bank in July 2023. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Kearny Bank since 2020. Prior to joining Kearny Bank, Mr. Byrnes held senior financial roles at Amboy Bank, Cantor Commercial Real Estate and Prudential Financial. Mr. Byrnes holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Pace University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant registered in the State of New Jersey and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Thomas D. DeMedici was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Kearny Bank in June 2017, having previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Kearny Bank since September 2010. He is a seasoned banking professional with over 35 years of banking and lending experience. During his career, Mr. DeMedici has held previous Executive Officer positions at other banking institutions including President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer.

John V. Dunne was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer in July 2019. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer since March 2016. Mr. Dunne has over forty years’ experience in banking, primarily in management positions regarding internal audit and risk management. Mr. Dunne holds an MBA in Finance from Pace University.

Patrick M. Joyce was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Kearny Bank in April 2014, previously serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Kearny Bank since 2002 and as Vice President of Loan Originations from 1999 to 2002. He was formerly employed by South Bergen Saving Bank where he served as Assistant Corporate Secretary and as a Loan Originator and joined Kearny Bank when South Bergen Savings Bank was acquired by Kearny Bank in 1999. He joined South Bergen Savings Bank in 1985.

Erika K. Parisi was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer in July 2019, having previously served as Executive Vice President and Director of Customer Relationship Management Analytics of Kearny Bank since June 2016. She has also served as Executive Vice President and Branch Administrator of Kearny Bank since April 2014, as Senior Vice President and Branch Administrator of Kearny Bank since 2002 and Vice President and Branch Administrator from 1999 to 2002. She was formerly employed by South Bergen Savings Bank as Vice President/Branch Administrator and joined Kearny Bank when South Bergen Savings Bank was acquired by Kearny Bank in 1999. She joined South Bergen Savings Bank in 1991. Ms. Parisi holds a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in accounting, from the State University of New York at Albany.

Timothy A. Swansson was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of Kearny Bank in July 2019. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of Kearny Bank since 2017 and had also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer; Senior Vice President and Director of Information Technology; and First Vice President and Director of Information Technology. He was formerly employed by a technology service provider and had been working directly with Kearny Bank since 2003 until he was appointed an officer of Kearny Bank in 2008.