E. Thomas Allen, Jr.

E. Thomas Allen, Jr., Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Allen joined Columbia Bank in 1994 as a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager. He has also held various positions within the finance department, including Treasurer, Vice President and Treasurer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer in 2015.

Prior to joining Columbia Bank, Mr. Allen served as a Financial Analyst for Irving Trust, Vice President of Finance for Lincoln Federal Savings Bank, and Senior Vice President and Treasurer for Crestmont Federal Savings Bank.

Mr. Allen also serves as a Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation, a member of the New Jersey Bankers Association, the Financial Managers Society of New York and New Jersey, and regularly volunteers his time in support of the Patriots Path Council, as an Executive Board member.

Mr. Allen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Missouri and an MBA in Financial Management from Pace University.