BEDMINSTER, NJ, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Brydget Falk-Drigan as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Peapack-Gladstone Bank.  Ms. Falk-Drigan will oversee the Bank’s Human Resources function, building upon its existing strategic plan, success and growth.

Ms. Falk-Drigan brings to the Bank 27 years of human resources experience in the financial services industry with a focus on organizational development, employee engagement, talent attraction, onboarding, operational excellence, team member communications and best-in-class overall human resources experience.  Her proven track record over the years speaks for itself through attracting, developing and retaining new talent contributing to organizational growth and employee satisfaction.

Prior to joining Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Ms. Falk-Drigan served as Leader, Global Talent Solutions and People Operations, Leader, Global Talent Acquisition, and Leader, Employee Engagement and Internal Communications at Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in Short Hills, New Jersey.  There she led HR operations, systems implementations/enhancements, employment branding, talent acquisition, onboarding and the incorporation of a Managed Service Provider (MSP) program.  Additionally, as a Senior Human Resources Business Partner and Winning Culture/Talent Development Leader, Ms. Falk-Drigan provided business partner support to the U.S. Dun & Bradstreet sales organization helping to drive significant growth through the advancement of a strong performance culture, while also advancing the development of the company’s winning culture strategy in support of its aspiration and brand.  Ms. Falk-Drigan began her career in Canada, and occupied the role of Vice President, Human Resources at Dun & Bradstreet Canada, prior to relocating to the U.S., supporting the various lines of business and building a winning culture focused on succession planning and career development.

A resident of Watchung, New Jersey, Ms. Falk-Drigan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Business from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.  She is designated a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) with the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario, Canada, and holds a Canadian Human Resource Management Certificate (CHRM) from the Advanced Program in Human Resources Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. 

About Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $4.26 billion as of December 31, 2017.  Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative private banking services to businesses, non-profits and consumers, which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy.  Through its private banking locations in Bedminster, Morristown, Princeton and Teaneck, private wealth management, commercial private banking, retail private banking and residential lending divisions and exceptional online platforms, Peapack-Gladstone Bank offers an unparalleled commitment to client service.

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Contact:  
Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Rosanne Schwab
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations and Corporate Communications Manager
500 Hills Drive, Suite 300
Bedminster, NJ  07921 
rschwab@pgbank.com
(908) 719-6543