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Metuchen Savings Bank Board appoints vice chair, senior vice president

Metuchen Savings Bank Board member Janine Akey has been elected vice chair of the board.

Akey has been a director of the bank since June 2007 and the Audit Committee chair since 2009. Active in the industry for more than 40 years, she previously served as a former chief bank examiner for the N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance.

Akey and her family have resided in Metuchen for 42 years where she had been involved in the community as team mother in numerous youth sports; chair of Project Graduation 2010; volunteer with the Metuchen Municipal Alliance; and board member for the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy.

In addition, Jennie Piperi, vice president of Human Resources and co-chief information officer, was promoted to senior vice president. “

Piperi began her career at Metuchen Savings Bank as a part-time teller in 1998. After her graduation from Kean University in 2002, she was hired as a customer service representative. She was promoted to assistant vice president/Human Resource director in 2007 and to vice president the following year.

Piperi leads the Business Continuity Program and serves on the Asset & Liability, Compliance & IT Steering committees. In 2013, she led the bank through a conversion of its core service provider and was named co-chief information officer in 2015.

Piperi was honored by NJBankers in 2015 with a New Leader in Banking Award. She serves on the N.J. Bankers Human Resources and Operations & Technology committees.

She is currently studying at the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program.

She resides in Metuchen with her husband and three children. She is an active volunteer with the Metuchen Schools PTO, Metuchen Little League and currently serves on the Board of Community Nursery School.

Metuchen Savings Bank was founded in 1897 and maintains a branch at 442 Main St. in Metuchen in addition to a mortgage division at 50 Pearl St.

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