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. 

Mission Statement

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

Roland A. Turmol Jr.- Sr. Vice President/Chief Operating Officer/Compliance Officer

Kimberly A. Cruz - Sr. Vice President/IT & Administration Officer

Mark P. Kelty - Sr. Vice President/Chief Commercial Lending Officer

Suzanne Cheesman - Vice President/Deposit Operations Officer

Megan Flinn - Vice President/Residential Lending Officer

Brad Boye - Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer

Mark A. Prater - Vice President/Bank Secrecy Act Officer