January 27, 2022
Coleman Movers & Shakers – Itzel Meador, Anthony LaMarca, and Randy Wolfe
First Security Bank Hires Itzel Meador as SBA Lending Director
“We’ve always said our customers get to choose when they get to bank with us and when they don’t. It’s always on their time, not ours. This is another example of trying to put that decision on them hopefully,” says John Rutledge, Regional President. “We hope, over time, with Itzel’s ability to help our communities and our bankers and our markets gain more knowledge and comfort and confidence with SBA, and what’s out there and what’s possible, that SBA will be an option upfront for the customer.”
Meador, a University of Texas at Dallas graduate, found work in short fashion for Little Rock-based Arkansas Capital Corp. as a loan assistant. She quickly elevated to a lender position and cut her teeth with a portfolio of SBA-backed loans. After a 10-year career at ACC, Meador worked for two other banks in SBA lending before her current role as SBA lending director at First Security Bank.
1st Colonial Community Bank Appoints Anthony LaMarca as EVP, Chief Lending Officer
“We are pleased to welcome Tony to our leadership team. Attracting an executive of his caliber further supports our mission of becoming the leading small business lender in all of the markets we serve,” states Robert White, Chief Executive Officer of 1st Colonial Community Bank.
As CLO, LaMarca will direct and manage the bank’s commercial lending activities, including the continued rollout and integration of the bank’s new loan origination system, designed to initiate an efficient and seamless digital connection with our clients. He will lead a team of experienced growth-minded bankers to expand our customer base, delivering value for customers, the bank and investors.
LaMarca has over 38 years of commercial lending expertise developed in executive-level positions within leading consumer and commercial banks throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Previously, LaMarca held positions at Customers Bank, Sun National Bank, Susquehanna Bank, and Wilmington Trust FSB, among other financial institutions.
Randy Wolfe is Promoted to Chief Revenue Officer of 1st Colonial Community Bank
“In his five-year tenure with 1st Colonial Community Bank, Randy has played a pivotal role in our growth,” says Robert White, CEO of 1st Colonial Community Bank. “We have no doubt he will excel as our CRO and continue to enhance the value we bring to our expanding customer base.”
Wolfe has been with 1st Colonial Community Bank since 2016, most recently serving as the bank’s Director of Commercial and Retail Banking. In his new role as Chief Revenue Officer, Wolfe’s responsibilities will include managing SBA Lending, Retail Banking, and all commercial non-interest revenue activities.
Wolfe brings more than 20 years of banking industry experience to the CRO role. Prior to joining 1st Colonial Community Bank in 2016, Wolfe previously worked a combined 13 years at Commerce Bank and Republic Bank. He served in various roles from operations, compliance to sales. A graduate of Rowan University, he is dedicated to serving the banking needs of businesses in South Jersey and Pennsylvania, making him an ideal candidate to grow the bank’s footprint.