Margaret Lanning is the Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Investors Bank. In that capacity, she leads the credit culture and credit risk management of the commercial and retail portfolios in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Margaret is a member of Investors Bank’s Executive Committee and serves as the Chair of the Credit Approval Committee, Chair of the Credit Risk Committee and Chair of the Special Assets Committee.
Margaret is active and passionate in developing future business leaders through participation in various mentoring programs and in promoting quality education. She is currently a member of the Advisory Boards for the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University and Liberty Science Center, Moody’s Analytics Banking Advisory Board and RMA Mid-Tier Bank Council. She is also a past member of the Board of Associates of Randolph-Macon College and Board of Directors of NJ Bankers. Margaret founded Wells Fargo’s WINGS Mentoring Program, a program she co-developed with the Center for Women and Work for undergraduate women students at Rutgers University. She is a past recipient of the NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business Award, the TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry) Award, and Woman of Influence in Finance Award. She was also an EWNJ Award Honoree of the New Jersey Salute to Policy Makers. Margaret served as the Chairwoman of the New Jersey Women in Banking Conference, a conference she founded in 2011. More recently, she co-founded the New York Women in Banking Conference in 2013 and has been a frequent speaker at those events.
She previously served as the Chief Credit Officer (CCO) at OceanFirst Bank where she provided credit leadership for all lending activities and established a strong credit culture in the Bank’s footprint of New Jersey, New York and Eastern Pennsylvania. Prior to OceanFirst Bank, Margaret was Senior Vice President - Credit Administration/Regional Banking at Wells Fargo where she worked for 21 years in positions of increasing authority.