Italian American Business Leader Named to Northern NJ Community Foundation's Board of Trustees

Jul 03, 2024 85

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) announces the addition of Joseph Ferro to the Board of Trustees. Ferro, whose family originally came from Sicily and Italy, is Vice President/Market Manager at Valley Bank for the Greater Hackensack area in New Jersey.

Founded in 1998, the NNJCF, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey, works to build connections, pool resources, and provide leadership to enrich quality of life in these eight counties in the state: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union and Warren.

The NNJCF’s mission provides collaborative leadership, builds effective partnerships, and pools diverse resources to enrich quality of life in Northern New Jersey. At this time, the NNJCF's board of trustees is completing the organization's vision for the next 25 years and undertaking a three-year strategic plan.

For several years, Ferro has worked in the banking industry with different companies. He began his banking career at Summit Bank, where he started as a Customer Service banker. Since then, he has worked with several banks in management positions. Currently, he works at Valley Bank, where he manages two teams of 15 employees handling over 750 million in deposits. His strong ties to the communities in which he works has resulted in meaningful relationships with businesses and residents to create an impact for their financial needs. For a short time, he left the banking field and worked with a family business, traveling overseas and participating in several trade shows for a year. Ferro holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from St. Peter’s University.

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