John Klimowich

John Klimowich, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Klimowich joined Columbia Bank in 1985 as a Junior Accountant. He has also held various positions within the accounting department, including as Senior Accountant, Accounting Manager, Assistant Controller and Senior Vice President, Controller. He was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer in 2013.

Mr. Klimowich serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Fair Lawn’s All-Sports Program and is a volunteer Coordinator with Fair Lawn’s Youth Baseball Program. He previously served as a member of the National Financial Institutions Accounting Council (FIAC), as a National Board Member of the Financial Manager’s Society (FMS) and as Past President of the New York/New Jersey FMS Chapter.

Mr. Klimowich earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from William Paterson University and an MBA in Accounting from Seton Hall University.