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Provident Bank Adds to North Central Region Team


August 16, 2018

Provident Bank Adds to North Central Region Team

Provident Bank Adds to North Central Region Team


ISELIN, NEW JERSEY (August 16, 2018): Provident Bank is pleased to welcome three new team members to the Bank’s North Central Region.


Lina Chalet of Bloomfield, N.J. and Diamond Navarro of Perth Amboy, N.J. join Provident Bank as vice president, business development officers, where they will be responsible for developing a formal prospecting plan, identifying and generating new business, and will work closely with businesses to meet their financial needs.  They will also be responsible for building a referral network of accountants, lawyers and centers of influence to source new business.


Lina Chalet most recently served as Senior Business Banking Specialist at Wells Fargo and has more than twenty years of financial services experience. Diamond Navarro has more than 17 years of experience in banking and business development and most recently served as Vice President, Business Development Officer at Wells Fargo.


“Both Lina and Diamond bring solid experience and knowledge of the market to our team. Their experience in the industry will greatly enhance our efforts to grow in the region,” said Robert Vivo, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager. “They understand the important role Provident plays in serving the needs of businesses and consumers.  We’re excited to expand our team with these local, dedicated banking experts,” added Vivo.


Syreeta Watkins of Secaucus, N.J. joins Provident Bank as Banking Center Manager of the Teachers Village Branch in Newark, N.J. In her new role, she will be responsible for growing the branch, developing sales strategies, providing superior customer experience, as well as overseeing the staff and the operational integrity of the branch. 


Most recently an Associate Vice President, Market Manager for People’s United Bank, Watkins brings a decade of banking experience to her new role.  “Syreeta’s leadership experience and focus on customer service make her a valuable addition to Provident. We are pleased to have her onboard,” said Michael Petrucci, Vice President, Market Manager.



















About Provident Bank

Provident Bank, a community-oriented bank offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $9.73 billion as of June 30, 2018. With $6.67 billion in deposits, Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company.  For more information about Provident Bank, visit or join the conversations on Facebook (ProvidentBank) and Twitter (@ProvidentBank).


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