ConnectOne Bancorp in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., has appointed Mark Santasieri chief credit officer.

Santasieri will also serve as an executive vice president at the $1.5 billion-asset ConnectOne.

He succeeds Richard Tappen, who has been serving as the bank's acting chief credit officer. Tappen will resume his previous role as senior vice president of assets and lending.

Santasieri most recently worked at TD Bank, where he was a senior vice president in charge of commercial real estate. He has also served as a senior vice president at Bank of America.

In a press release Tuesday, Frank Sorrentino, the ConnectOne's chairman and chief executive, praised Santasieri's "impressive track record of driving growth" in commercial lending.

ConnectOne operates 23 banking offices throughout northern New Jersey.

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