Board of Directors
Celestino R. (“Chuck”) Pennoni
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Pennoni is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company and the Bank. From 1966 to the present, Mr. Pennoni has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pennoni Associates, a consulting engineering firm headquartered in Philadelphia with approximately 1,000 employees in 28 offices in the northeastern United States, a firm founded by Mr. Pennoni in 1966. He is also past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Drexel University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science and Master of Sciences degrees in civil engineering and was awarded an honorary doctorate. Mr. Pennoni was recently on leave of absence from Pennoni Associates to serve as Interim President of Drexel University, a position he also held in 1994-1995. Mr. Pennoni is also past President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the accreditation board for engineering and technology, and The United Engineering Trustees. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer. Mr. Pennoni’s years of business and academic experience and accomplishments has greatly enhanced the Company through his leadership of the Board
Daniel J. Dalton
Mr. Dalton recently retired as a salesperson for Brown & Brown, of New Jersey, a full service insurance agency with offices throughout the state of New Jersey. He was President of Dalton Insurance Agency, LLC from 1997 to 2007. Mr. Dalton served as the New Jersey Secretary of State from 1992 through 1994 and served in both the New Jersey State Senate and Legislative Assembly. He was a founding Director and past President of the Boys and Girls Club of Gloucester County. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Kennedy University Hospital. He also has served as a Board member of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. The political and business experience that Mr. Dalton possesses enhances the depth of the Board.
Vito S. Pantilione
President CEO & Director
Mr. Pantilione has served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer since its formation in 2005. From the time of the Bank’s formation in 1998, Mr. Pantilione has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Bank. Mr. Pantilione previously was the President and owner of Eagle Valley, a diversified mortgage company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From 1991 to 1994, he was employed as President of First Commercial Bank of Philadelphia. In addition, he previously was the President and owner of Interstate Mortgage Management, a mortgage brokerage company located in Southern New Jersey, and was the Executive Vice President of First Federal Savings of Hammonton. Mr. Pantilione also serves as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Community Depository Institution Advisory Council. Mr. Pantilione’s financial industries experience and expertise has been invaluable to the Company.
Arret F. Dobson
From 1989 to the present, Mr. Dobson has been a builder and land developer, developing numerous residential and commercial projects. Mr. Dobson is President and operating partner of the White Oaks Country Club located in Newfield, New Jersey. Mr. Dobson is also the co-owner of Dobson Turf Management, a company specializing in athletic field construction and maintenance serving colleges, universities, municipalities, school districts and golf courses in the tri-state area. The diversified professional background of Mr. Dobson supports the Company’s understanding of business trends.
Anthony J. Jannetti
Mr. Jannetti is President of Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., a national health care marketing, communications, publishing and management firm located in Pitman, New Jersey. Mr. Jannetti currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Nursing Economics Foundation. He formerly served as the Chairman of the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association, and the Banner Health Education Foundation. Mr. Jannetti is also a member of The American Society of Association Executives, The Health Care Marketing and Communications Counsel and The Professional Convention and Management Association. He is also an Honorary Member of many national nursing associations. Mr. Jannetti’s business and marketing background and expertise has been instrumental in steering the Bank’s marketing committee.
Jack C. Sheppard, Jr
From 1983 to 2013, Mr. Sheppard was an Executive Vice President with Bollinger, Inc., a New Jersey-based insurance brokerage providing a full range of insurance products. He is currently an Area Vice President with Arthur J. Gallagher & Company in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Newpoint Behavioral Health Care, Inspira Health Network, and The Abilities Center of Southern New Jersey. Mr. Sheppard holds the CPIA designation (Certified Professional Insurance Agent) and is a life member of the American Insurance Marketing & Sales Society (AIMS). Mr. Sheppard’s insurance and risk management experience along with his extensive community involvement strengthens the Board and its understanding and management of risk.
Fred G. Choate
Mr. Choate is the President and controlling shareholder of Greater Philadelphia Venture Capital Corporation, a position he has held since 1997. From 1987 to 1997, Mr. Choate was a principal in Sandhurst Company, a venture capital fund. Mr. Choate is a director of Escalon Medical Corp. (Nasdaq: ESMC), a medical products company and FIS Group, a fund of funds servicing large institutional investors with over $3 billion under advisory. Mr. Choate has also served on the audit committee of the board of directors of another financial institution. He is a member of the US National Association of Corporate Directors and the Institute of Directors of the United Kingdom. Mr. Choate has an extensive financial background and audit committee experience with other companies.
Dr. Edward Infantolino
Dr. Infantolino is President of Ocean Internal Medicine Associates, P.A. and practices medicine in both Atlantic City and Somers Point, New Jersey. He first opened his office in New Jersey in 1977. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the New Jersey Association of Realtors and the Atlantic City and County Board of Realtors and is a member of the Orlando Regional Realtors Association. He is president of the Atlantic Investment Club. He has a license to sell real estate in Florida and in New Jersey. Dr. Infantolino is also the owner and principal broker of Key Land Real Estate in Celebration, Florida. Dr. Infantolino’s business and real estate background is an asset to the Board of Directors.
Jeffrey H. Kripitz
Mr. Kripitz is the owner and operator of Jeff Kripitz Agency in Northfield, New Jersey. He specializes in employee benefits such as life, health and long-term care insurance for both businesses and individuals. He was the former President of the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic and Cape May counties. Mr. Kripitz’s risk experience and exposure to multiple industries and businesses greatly enhance the depth of the Board of Directors.
Elizabeth A. Milavsky
On January 21, 2020, Ms. Milavsky, who joined the Bank in 2004, retired from her position as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for administration of all areas of Bank Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Compliance. Ms. Milavsky’s banking career started in 1969 at Aetna Federal S&L at an entry level position. She worked in various departments and rose to the level of Vice President until the bank merged in 1982 with Roxborough Manayunk Bank in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She continued her career at Roxborough where she was appointed as Senior Vice President of Operations. Her responsibilities included Electronic Banking, Information Technology, Retirement and Check Processing Departments, as well as the operations of the retail branch network. Her detailed knowledge of the Company and the Bank and her many years of experience in the banking industry make her a significant asset to the Board of Directors.