Northfield Bank Announces Executive Vice President To Retire

Michael Widmer Served Over 35 Years In Community Banking

Keith Griffin

August 5, 2020

Northfield Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Northfield Bancorp, Inc. announced that Michael J. Widmer, executive vice president of operations, informed the bank that he will retire in October 2020.

Widmer is a veteran banker with over 35 years of leadership experience in community banking.  He joined Northfield Bank in 2002, as part of Northfield’s acquisition of Liberty Bank, where he served as executive vice president, chief financial officer, and director.

“Michael’s leadership and dedication has been integral to the growth and success of our company over the past 18 years,” said Steven M. Klein, president and CEO of Northfield Bank. “His industry experience, extensive knowledge of banking operations, and commitment to his fellow employees, will be missed, and we wish him the very best.”  

Klein continued, “I’m pleased that Michael has agreed to delay his retirement through the conversion of systems related to our recent acquisition of Victory State Bank, which is scheduled for mid-September.  I look forward to working closely with him on the conversion and implementing our plan of transition for his responsibilities.”

At Northfield, Widmer oversees operations of the company in a variety of areas including deposit operations, loan servicing, information technology, BSA compliance, security and property management. Widmer has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Rutgers University and a MBA from St. John’s University.  

Northfield Bank, founded in 1887, is a $5.0 billion financial institution which operates 43 full-service banking offices in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York, and Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer, and Union Counties, New Jersey.

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