Sparta man named vice president of bank

Ameen appointed to position with Atlantic Stewardship Bank

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— Atlantic Stewardship Bank recently announced the appointment of Peter Ameen, of Sparta, as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.

Ameen will serve at the Bank’s headquarters in Midland Park.

Ameen has more than 25 years of progressive experience in commercial banking.

His skills include strategic and tactical planning, business development, small business lending, consumer lending, De Novo Bank start-up, financial analysis, leadership development, employee engagement and performance management.

Most recently, Ameen was area president for a large regional bank.

As Atlantic Stewardship Bank’s chief operating officer, Ameen will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Branch Administration, Operations/Electronic Services, Information Technology and Consumer Lending departments.

Ameen received Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio University. He is affiliated with many organizations including the Court Appointed Child Advocates of NJ, Board Member; Cathedral of St. George, Board Member and Treasurer; Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce, Board Member; Lupus Walk for the Cure, Chairman; March of Dimes, Chairman; and Good Scouting Award, Committee Member.

“We are pleased to welcome Peter Ameen to Atlantic Stewardship Bank," Atlantic Stewardship Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Van Ostenbridge said. "He brings many years of commercial banking experience to our senior management team. We look forward to Peter’s contributions to the organization. He is deeply committed to the goals of the Bank and he is a firm believer in our tithing program.”

About Atlantic Stewardship Bank

Atlantic Stewardship Bank maintains banking locations in Midland Park, Montville, North Haledon, Pequannock, Ridgewood, Waldwick, Westwood, Wyckoff, two offices in Hawthorne, and two offices in Wayne.

Established in 1985, it is a full-service community bank serving both individuals and businesses. The bank is a subsidiary of Stewardship Financial Corporation trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol SSFN. The bank’s website is

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