Fort Lee resident Joseph Luppino has been appointed Vice President / Government Banking Officer by Kearny Bank. In this role, Luppino drives business development with municipal and county governments. His specific emphasis is on management of operating funds, along with investment needs.
Luppino joins Kearny Bank after nearly three decades with Bergen County, most recently as Chief Financial Officer. While there, he managed Bergen County’s Aaa bond rating, $750 million operating budget, and $967 million capital and debt plan. During the county’s COVID-19 response, Luppino oversaw the $60 million COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program, which provided grants of up to $20,000 to more than 4,000 small businesses in Bergen County. In addition, he coordinated implementation of new finance, budgeting, and purchasing systems.
“Providing for the nuanced financial needs of local governments requires an expert touch,” explains Jack Anastasi, Kearny Bank Senior Vice President / Government and Business Banking Leader. “Because Joe spent about 30 years working for Bergen County, he knows this specific terrain inside and out. And that will make him a tremendously valuable resource for all our government clients.”
An instructor in the Rutgers University Certified Municipal and County Finance Officer Program, Luppino trains and mentors program candidates. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Pace University. Luppino is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified County Finance Officer, Certified Municipal Finance Officer, and Certified Public Manager. He serves on the Fort Lee Board of Adjustment and is a former president of the Englewood Cliffs Board of Education.
Kearny Bank combines the best traditions of community banking with the industry’s latest, most effective financial products and services to provide business and personal clients with the tools for success. Established back in 1884, and now operating from corporate offices in Fairfield, NJ, Kearny Bank’s footprint covers most of New Jersey, along with Brooklyn and Staten Island. Additional information is available at kearnybank.com or by visiting Kearny Bank’s social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.