NY/NJ Chapter Officers Installed for 2018-2019
Annual Installation Dinner-Dance Held at Highlawn Pavilion
The Officers of the NY/NJ Chapter of the Financial Managers Society were recently installed for the 2018-2019 fiscal year at the
Chapter’s Annual Installation-Dinner Dance. The gala event was held at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, N.J. on Friday, June 1, 2018.
Community banking executives and guests were joined by Past Chapter Presidents and valuable sponsors to witness the traditional installation
ceremony followed by an evening of fine dining and dancing. The event began with a stylish cocktail reception where Members and guests enjoyed
an incredible array of appetizers with an open bar and a breathtaking view of the New York skyline from high atop the Eagle Rock Reservation.
Members enjoyed a sumptuous full-course dinner and an evening of dancing once the “formal” ceremonies had ended.
Incumbent Chapter President Stephen Feehan welcomed all in attendance and thanked the Members for their support during his tenure. Past Chapter
President Cindi Rand then provided a solemn and thoughtful invocation while Members remained standing following the traditional recital of
the Pledge of Allegiance.
Salvatore Zerilli takes the oath of office as Chapter President.
The incoming slate of Chapter Officers take the oath of office (l.-r.) Suny Mellawa (Secretary), Amy Wheatley (Treasurer), and Adriano Duarte (Vice-President).
Newly installed Chapter President Salvatore Zerilli is joined by the Chapter Past Presidents in attendance.
Stephen Feehan introduced Myron Gellman, Managing Director and Principal of the Mercadien Group. Myron spoke eloquently
regarding the knowledge and experience of incoming Chapter President Salvatore Zerilli and the positive influence he has
had upon the firm’s success. He then offered a celebratory toast to the success of the incoming slate of the Chapter’s Officers.
Danielle Holland, President of the National Chapter of the Financial Managers Society welcomed everyone and then announced
the following slate of Chapter Officers for the 2018-2019 fiscal year:
The Mercadien Group
Assistant Financial Officer/Senior Vice President
SB One Bank
Senior Vice President
Multi-Bank Securities, Inc.
Assistant Vice President
Haven Savings Bank
||Immediate Past President
Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Danielle then proceeded to install the Chapter’s Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer for the upcoming year.
Stephen Feehan returned to the podium to present newly appointed Chapter Treasurer Amy Wheatley with a Certificate
of Appreciation from the Lupus Foundation for her valuable contributions to the success of the Chapter’s recently
held Charity Casino Night event.
Danielle Holland then formally installed Salvatore Zerilli as Chapter President. Members and guests in attendance offered
the Chapter’s new leadership warm congratulations. Salvatore addressed the Membership and provided his opening remarks as incoming
Chapter President. He first thanked his family for their support and thanked the Membership for the opportunity to serve the Chapter
during the upcoming year. Past Chapter President Tom Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank introduced the Past Chapter Presidents
in attendance. Immediate Past Chapter President Stephen Feehan offered thanks to the Membership for his term in office and provided
encouragement and success to the new leadership team.
Members enjoyed a full course dinner following the formal ceremonies followed by a wonderful evening of dancing. The evening was capped
off by a superb selection of fine desserts along with a wide variety of cordials served by the expert staff at the Highlawn Pavilion.
Relive photo highlights of this year's Installation Dinner-Dance in the photo galleries below.