Christie is one of only 13 bankers under the age of 40 statewide selected for the prestigious honor from NJBankers, a trade association representing nearly 350 banks and service providers. She was honored during the Future Leaders in Banking Gala at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch on December 1st held in conjunction with its annual trade show, BankHorizons.
“Lauren has been a valuable member of our lending team for 11 years and truly deserves this special honor,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “She consistently strives to exceed customer expectations and understand client needs.”
Christie joined Unity Bank in 2005 and previously served as Small Business Administration (SBA)/Commercial Loan Closer. She previously worked with CIT Small Business Lending. Christie earned a B.A. in Psychology from Florida State University and graduated from Kittatinny Regional High School. She lives in Stillwater with her husband Dominic and their three children – Eden, Audrey, and Eli.
About Unity Bancorp, Inc.
Unity Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTY), the parent company of Unity Bank, its primary and wholly owned subsidiary, is a financial services organization headquartered in Clinton, N.J. Unity Bank provides financial services to retail, corporate and small business customers through its 17 bank branches in Bergen, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Warren Counties in New Jersey and Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Unity Bank provides traditional and community-oriented commercial banking services, including personal and business checking accounts and time deposits, money market accounts and regular savings accounts. For more information, please visit www.unitybank.com or call 800-618-BANK (800-618-2265).
Photo by Don Christensen/C-I Group
Pictured (from left) is: Gerald R. Gagne, Director, Risk Management Services, Wolf & Company, P.C.; Lauren Christie, Vice President/Loan Servicing Manager, Unity Bank; and John E. McWeeney, President/CEO, New Jersey Bankers Association during the Future Leaders in Banking Gala.