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James S Vaccaro

President and CEO

NMLS# 1030305


Office: (732) 292-8448

James S. Vaccaro is Chair, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Manasquan Bank, a multi-billion dollar mutual banking organization founded in 1874. Manasquan Bank currently operates from fifteen offices and branches located in Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties, New Jersey.

In 2022 Jim was appointed to serve on The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC).  Council members are representatives of commercial banks, thrifts institutions, and credit unions with assets not exceeding $10 billion and headquartered in the Federal Reserve’s Second District (New York State; Northern New Jersey; Fairfield County, Connecticut; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands). The CDIAC advises New York Fed leadership on the economy, lending conditions, and other related issues pertinent to community depository institutions. 

Prior to joining Manasquan in 2012, Mr. Vaccaro served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Spring Point Senior Living, New Jersey’s leading provider of not-for-profit senior house and healthcare. 

While he has worked in other fields, the majority of Mr. Vaccaro’s career has been as a leader within the banking profession, with more than thirty years of experience in the industry. 

He served as chairman, president, and CEO of Central Jersey Bancorp, the parent company of Allaire Community Bank and Monmouth Community Bank, which he helped found in 1998.  From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Vaccaro was employed by Central Jersey Bank and Trust Company and served in various capacities including executive vice president, treasurer, CFO, and member of the board of directors.

A leader in both civic and philanthropic organizations, Mr. Vaccaro is a member of the Board of Trustees of, RWJ/ Barnabas Health and a member of the Board and former Chair of Monmouth Medical Center.  He is former Chairman of the Board for Visiting Nurses Association of Central New Jersey, a former member of the Board of Trustees of Monmouth University and sits on the advisory board of Interfaith Neighbors and the leadership council of Prevention First.  He also is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Bankers Association and currently remains on the Board. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Four Springs Capital, LLC.

In 2013 Mr. Vaccaro was the recipient of the Monmouth University Distinguished Business Leader Award and in 2007, the Long Branch Chamber of Commerce honored Mr. Vaccaro with the Louis G. Libutti Community Service award for exceptional leadership, professional achievement, and a stellar record of community service.

Mr. Vaccaro received a BS in economics from Ursinus College and earned a PMD certification from Harvard Graduate School of Business. 

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