Gerald H. Lipkin

BA '63

Chairman, President, & CEO of Valley National Bank


Gerald H. Lipkin, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank. Mr. Lipkin began his career at Valley in 1975 as a Senior Vice President and lending officer, and has spent his entire business career directly in the banking industry. He became CEO and Chairman of Valley in 1989. Prior to joining Valley, he spent 13 years in various positions with the Comptroller of the Currency as a bank examiner and then Deputy Regional Administrator for the New York region. Mr. Lipkin is a graduate of Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics.