Although Ann Slavick’s business card includes the title of Vice President, Retirement Accounts Administrator and Marketing Compliance, her responsibilities go far beyond that. She also serves on the Bank’s Compliance Committee, oversees Deposit Compliance and works with the branch network to review and assist with complicated/unusual transactions and legal issues.
With a career at Manasquan Bank spanning over 40 years, she has also played a major part in Manasquan Bank’s long-term commitment to provide meaningful financial instruments to the communities it serves.
Ann was instrumental in bringing Kasasa deposit accounts, now the Banks’s suite of Infinity deposit accounts, to the Manasquan Bank product suite. “We wanted to offer high-interest bearing checking accounts to our customers, along with ATM fee rebates,” she says. This comprehensive suite of accounts was launched in April of 2014, and the products continue to be one of the Bank’s most popular account offerings.
Community banks usually all hang their hats on exceptional service. However, not all of them can deliver, and certainly not to the level that Manasquan Bank does. One thing that distinguishes the Bank from other financial institutions is their proactive approach to monitoring customer accounts. “We look at everything and if we see a problem, we’ll call the customer instead of waiting for them to approach us,” says Slavick. National and regional banks automate account triggers and very rarely have real people monitoring accounts. “For us, it is standard operating procedure to personally let our customers know,” she concludes.
Visitors to Manasquan Bank’s Landmark Place branch/administration building will be greeted with a visual timeline spanning the Bank’s inception from 1874 to the present day in the entrance hallway. The display consists of historical bank documents, photos, and newspapers among other items. Ann is very proud that she was given the opportunity to curate the items for the display and oversee the installation.
Ann also heads up the Bank’s volunteer efforts at Fulfill, formerly The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. She organizes monthly groups to go to the Fulfill and work in the sort room. The branches also collect donations year round to benefit the Fulfill. In addition, Ann serves on the Board of Trustees for Algonquin Arts Theatre in downtown Manasquan. She is also deeply involved with New Jersey Bankers Association, serving on committees for Compliance, Marketing, and Women in Banking.