In 1861, a group of thoughtful citizens met quietly forming Salem's first permanent "Building Association." Plans progressed smoothly and the meeting took place the evening of the same day President Lincoln was inaugurated. A certificate of incorporation for "The Franklin Loan and Building Association of Salem, New Jersey" was drawn up on April 13, 1861, and recorded April 18, 1861.
Ever since then Franklin Bank has been highly regarded for its sound financial position and has grown steadily throughout its long life. Today we operate seven offices throughout Salem, Gloucester and Cape May Counties.
Our namesake Benjamin Franklin led a life enormously filled with accomplishments and we hope that if he were to regard us today, it would be with deep satisfaction.
Franklin is a financial partner that continues to build upon a 160 year tradition of improving the quality of life for our customers, communities and team members.
Franklin Bank Board of Directors
Dr. Peter B. Contini, Chairman
John J. Fitzpatrick, Vice Chairman
Craig D. Keyser
Dr. Dennis P. Malloy
Thomas J. Murray
Michael R. Rann
David E. Rode
David P. Tilton
Franklin Bank Leadership
Mark V. Edwards - President/CEO
Shannon L. Croll - Sr. Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Charles J. Elwell - Sr. Vice President/Chief Residential Lending Officer
Roland A. Turmol Jr.- Sr. Vice President/Chief Operating Officer/Compliance Officer
Lois A. Seitz - Sr. Vice President/Chief Credit Administrative Officer
Kimberly A. Cruz - Sr. Vice President/IT & Administration Officer
Mark P. Kelty - Sr. Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer
Suzanne Cheesman - Vice President/Deposit Operations Officer
Ralph Homan - Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer
Mark A. Prater - Vice President/Bank Secrecy Act Officer