Biographies – Directors
Richard J. Gillespie is the retired Founder and President of Gillespie, Inc. Started in 1973, the agency grew to become one of the 75 largest advertising agencies in the United States with annual billings in excess of $200 million. The agency was acquired by McCann-Erickson in 1998 and Mr. Gillespie served on both the North American and Worldwide Boards of the firm’s direct marketing division before retiring in 2005. Highly experienced in financial services marketing, Mr. Gillespie has worked with many major banks and financial services companies including Capital One, The Bank of New York, Household and MBNA, to name a few. He was elected to the New Jersey Advertising Hall of Fame. He serves as Chairman of MediGuide America since 2006. He has also served as President of RG Development, a real estate development firm with interests in New Jersey, since 2006. Richard Gillespie has served on our board of directors since 2007. Mr. Gillespie is qualified to serve as a director due to his previous board experience, his familiarity with the financial services industry and his business ties to our market.
Stephen Distler spent 25 years in the financial services industry. From 1984 to 2002 he worked at Warburg Pincus, LLC, one of the world’s pre-eminent private equity investment firms, principally serving as Managing Director and Treasurer. He is an active venture investor and a member of the board of directors of Teachers Support Network, Inc., a for-profit education company. Since 2008, he has been co-owner of Elements, a restaurant in Princeton, NJ. Stephen Distler has served on our board of directors since 2007. Mr. Distler is qualified to serve as a director due to the broad experience garnered during a lengthy career in the financial services industry, his business evaluation and development skills and his ties to the local business community.
Ross Wishnick was a homebuilder for 25 years specializing in the development of active adult communities. He was a senior executive with Crestwood Village, Inc. (1978-1997), a New Jersey developer and one of the pioneers in that segment of the homebuilding industry. In addition, Mr. Wishnick was a founding director of First Washington State Bank headquartered in Windsor, New Jersey, and served as such from 1988 to 2005. He served on the loan, personnel and technology committees during his tenure. Mr. Wishnick was a member of (2009 to 2020) and chaired the Princeton Human Services Commission, which provides services to youths and seniors in general assistance and advocacy for this segment of the local population. As part of this Commission, Mr. Wishnick took the lead on founding Send Hunger Packing Princeton (2013-present), which provides supplemental weekend food for low resource students. Mr. Wishnick was also a member of the advisory board of the Princeton Education Foundation (PEF) (2010-2013). PEF supports excellence in Princeton Regional Schools by contributing raised funds for capital improvements, educational programs and teacher support. Mr. Wishnick is also a member and past treasurer of the Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee (PDMC) (2008-present) which is an elected position. In March 2021, Mr. Wishnick and his son opened a Jersey Mike’s Subs franchise in Massachusetts, and have subsequently been approved to open three additional locations. Ross Wishnick has served on our board of directors since 2007 and currently serves as Vice Chairman. Mr. Wishnick is qualified to serve as a director due to his commercial real estate development skills, his previous bank director experience and his ties to the local community.
Judith A. Giacin is a founding member of the Certified Public Accounting firm Horvath & Giacin, P.C. She has been a Certified Public Accountant for over 40 years helping clients to achieve both personal and corporate financial goals. She is currently a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Accountants and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Giacin earned her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Rutgers University. Judith A. Giacin has served on our board of directors since 2007. Ms. Giacin is qualified to serve as a director due to her expertise and skills as a Certified Public Accountant, her familiarity with our operations, her business ties to our market and her involvement in local community activities. The board of directors has determined that Ms. Giacin is an “audit committee financial expert,” as defined in the regulations of the SEC.
Robert N. Ridolfi is the managing member of the law firm Robert N. Ridolfi, LLC, specializing in land use and real estate law. Since 1974, he has been both a licensed attorney in the State of New Jersey and a member of U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. He is a 1970 graduate of Princeton University and a 1974 graduate of the University of Denver’s College of Law. Since 1974, Mr. Ridolfi has been a member of both the New Jersey Bar Association and the Mercer County Bar Association, where for several years he served as Chairman of the Real Estate Section. In 2014, he was appointed a member of the Mercer County Judicial and Prosecutorial Due Diligence Committee. Mr. Ridolfi has served as the attorney for the Mercer County Planning Board since 2007. Mr. Ridolfi has also been a Life Governor of the Board of Trustees for the Princeton Charter Club since 2002. He has had significant experience in complex residential and commercial financing transactions. Throughout his career, Mr. Ridolfi has been active in numerous communities as well as charitable and educational organizations in the Hopewell, New Jersey area. Mr. Ridolfi was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Trumbull Atwood Association, the governing body of a residential condominium development in Stonington, Connecticut. Mr. Ridolfi has served on our board of directors since 2007. Mr. Ridolfi is qualified to serve as a director due to his skills in the area of real estate law, his familiarity with our operations and his deep ties to the local community.
Since 1997, Stephen K. Shueh has been a Managing Partner of Roundview Capital, a money management firm for high net worth families and institutions. He is also a Partner in Interlock Capital, and serves on the board of directors of Greyscale AI, a Series A Silicon Valley based company. Mr. Shueh received an A.B. with honors from Princeton University, and earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Award. He helped create, and currently serves on, the investment committee to manage capital for Grounds for Sculpture, which was founded in 1992 by artist and philanthropist John Seward Johnson II. He has chaired the Endowment Management Committee for the United Way of Greater Mercer County since 2009. He has been active with the Princeton YMCA since 2003, and served as Chairman of the Joint Trustees of the Princeton YMCA/YWCA in 2015. He has been on the board of the Montgomery Basketball Association since 2014, and the Montgomery Township Education Foundation since 2013. In 2016, he joined the Montgomery Township Recreation Committee to help manage the township’s significant investments in its parks and recreational facilities. He currently serves as Chairman of the Recreation Committee. He served on the board of directors for the various funds managed by Lightbox Ventures from 2019 to 2022. Lightbox is an early-stage venture firm in India. Stephen Shueh has served on our board of directors since 2008. Mr. Shueh is qualified to serve as a director due to his business development skills, his experience as a director, his familiarity with our operations, and his ties to our market.
Martin Tuchman has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Tuchman Group, a firm with holdings in real estate, banking and international shipping, since 2007. He has served on the Board of Directors of FTAI Aviation Ltd. (previously Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC), a NASDAQ listed company, since May 2015. Mr. Tuchman served as Vice Chairman of First Choice Bank in Lawrenceville, New Jersey from December 2008 to April 2015, and served as Chairman of First Choice Bank from April 2015 to December 2016. He served on the Board of Directors of Yardville National Bancorp from 2000 to 2007. He served on the Board of Directors of Horizon Lines, Inc. from November 2011 to May 2015 and on the Board of Directors of SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd., from March 2011 to April 2013. Mr. Tuchman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from Seton Hall University. Mr. Tuchman joined our board of directors in September 2017. Mr. Tuchman is qualified to serve as a director due to his previous board experience, his experience as a bank director, his extensive business leadership experience and his ties to our market.
Biographies - Officers
Edward Dietzler currently serves as the Company’s and the Bank’s president and chief executive officer. Mr. Dietzler joined the Bank in September 2009 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer in March 2011. He became Acting President in January 2012 and was promoted to President of the Bank in May 2012. In June 2012, Mr. Dietzler was appointed to the board of directors of the Bank. In January 2018, he was named chief executive officer of the Bank. He has served as the president and chief executive officer of the Company since its formation in February 2022. Prior to coming to the Bank, he was the Managing Director at Bear Stearns Bank and Trust in Princeton, NJ from November 2007 through August 2008. While at Bear Stearns he was responsible for all aspects of banking and mortgage operations. From May 2003 through October 2007, he was with Yardville National Bank as First Senior Vice President of Capital Markets, where he oversaw the balance sheet and capital management. Prior to that, Mr. Dietzler was with GMAC Mortgage as the Director of Risk Management from December 1997 through May 2003 and was responsible for derivative trading and balance sheet management. Mr. Dietzler is a graduate of Widener University where he earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Throughout his career, Mr. Dietzler has been active in numerous community, charitable and educational organizations in the local area. Mr. Dietzler is qualified to serve as a director due to his role as the president of the Bank, his business development skills, his familiarity with our operations and his ties to our market.
Mr. O’Donnell has served in his current position for the Company since its formation in 2022 and for the Bank since February 2019. Prior to that time he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer for five years. Mr. O’Donnell has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining The Bank of Princeton in February 2014, Mr. O’Donnell managed the Compliance Department at Cenlar FSB from September 2012 to January 2014 in his role as Assistant General Counsel. Prior to that, Mr. O’Donnell served from July 2009 to August 2012 as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at First Bank, a community bank located in Hamilton Township, NJ. Prior to that, Mr. O’Donnell served from January 2001 to June 2008 as the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Yardville National Bank, a community bank located in Hamilton Township, NJ, where he oversaw the Legal, Compliance and Risk Departments of that bank. Mr. O’Donnell is actively involved in a number of community and charitable organizations in Mercer County, NJ, and serves on the boards of the 200 Club of Mercer County and the Friendly Sons & Daughters of St. Patrick of Mercer County. Mr. O’Donnell received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate degree from St. John’s University School of Law.
Mr. Rapp has served in his current position for the Company since its formation in 2022. Mr. Rapp was appointed as the Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2017. From February 2013 to May 2016, Mr. Rapp served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Shore Bancshares, Inc. in Easton, Maryland, a bank holding company and a reporting company under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Rapp served as the Chief Financial Officer and one of the four executive founders of World Currency USA in Marlton, New Jersey, a provider of foreign currency exchange services to financial institutions. From 2005 to 2010, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Harleysville National Corporation, a regional banking corporation in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, where he managed all financial functions including controller, treasury and shareholder relations. Between 1980 and 2005, Mr. Rapp held a variety of roles with various financial institutions, including as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Controller.
Ms. Adkins joined The Bank of Princeton in February 2009 as Vice President, Commercial Lender with 30 years of banking experience. She was promoted to her current position as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer in February 2018. She is formerly of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, where she was also a Vice President, Commercial Lender. She is currently a member of the American Bankers Association’s Commercial Real Estate Committee. Ms. Adkins is a graduate of Douglass College at Rutgers University, where she earned a BA in Economics.
Mr. Clark joined the Bank in January 2018 as Vice President and IT Director. In January 2019 he was promoted to Senior Vice President, and he assumed his present position in April 2021. Mr. Clark has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, beginning his career in 1989 in the field of computer systems and network technologies at Pifer Financial Systems. Mr. Clark joined Merrill Lynch in 2004 and served as an Assistant Vice President managing the helpdesk that provided global technical support for the company’s internal banking platform. In 2009, Mr. Clark joined Philadelphia-based Prudential Bank as IT Director. During his tenure there, Mr. Clark aided in expanding the bank’s footprint from seven locations to thirteen, including one acquisition. As the Bank’s Chief Information Officer, Mr. Clark now directs all technology, cybersecurity, and digital banking initiatives.
Mr. Tonkovich joined the Bank in 2012 as Senior Vice President and Credit and Workout Director. He became Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer on February 25, 2019. He has over 30 plus years’ experience in the banking industry which included managing teams of commercial lenders, workout staff, and leasing divisions and serving as liaison to internal and external audit groups. His prior experience includes Summit Bank, where he was formally credit trained and went on to lead a commercial lending group. He also spent 17 years at Santander Bank where he managed the workout, leasing and aviation groups. He received degrees in finance and economics from Mount Saint Mary’s University in 1986. He is a current member of Robert Morris Association and Turnaround Management Association.
Karen joined the Bank in December 2007 as Assistant Vice President, Compliance Officer. A career banker with over thirty five years of bank operations and consumer compliance experience, Karen is currently Senior Vice President and Director Compliance for The Bank of Princeton, and serves as the Compliance Officer for the bank. She began her career in bank operations with United Jersey Bank in Hackensack and then spent 10 years with Nat West Bank in South Plainfield. She has also worked for Fleet Bank and Summit Bank, managing large deposit operations departments at both banks. Karen also spent 2 years as a Project Manager in the Operations department at First Morris Bank and Trust.