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Stan Plewa is an experienced banking and learning & development professional with more than 24 years of experience. Stan has invested this time exclusively with Columbia Bank, and as the Bank has grown, Stan has too.

Stan began his career with Columbia Bank in 2000, where Stan was a Night Teller and experienced the importance of customer interaction, and the thrill of monetary transactions. Following completion of his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ramapo College, Stan moved from the branch to the corporate headquarters where he served as Employee Development Officer, where he conducted and supported general, professional and management learning curriculums and related courses. In 2016, Stan was promoted to Assistant Training & Development Manager, where he was responsible for multiple projects including training, leading, and managing Subject Matter Experts for a major Bank-wide Core Conversion with a concentration in the Retail Banking Division. In 2022, Stan took on the Learning & Development Program Manager role, which includes partnering with senior leaders to plan, design and deliver training initiatives in conjunction with Bank-wide goals, and overseeing a team of trainers. Stan has a demonstrated ability to direct and delegate projects aligned with bank wide strategies and department goals. Stan is also the lead orientation facilitator, in which he is responsible for the onboarding of all new employees of the Bank including individuals joining through a merger or acquisition, including a revised and comprehensive mentorship program for new joiners. Stan has completed the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania, the Leadership Development Program at Columbia Bank and has attained Certification in Taking Flight with DISC, SHRM – HR Certificate of Achievement, and HR Professional Development Certificate.

Stan is involved in the community, in support of the Columbia Bank efforts to be a contributing member to the community. Stan has chaired and been part of the Executive Committee for the March of Dimes, New Jersey, New York, and Long Island for the last two years, and coordinates and creates partnerships the Boys & Girls Club of Passaic and Paterson. Stan and his wife Christine have been married 15 years, and reside in Butler with their puppy, Lexi, a rescue dog.

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