Romanko joins First Washington State Bank

Richard R. Romanko has joined First Washington State Bank as vice president, commercial loan officer and construction lending specialist. He will be responsible for commercial lending, relationship management and new business development in central New Jersey. Mr. Romanko was formerly with PNC Bank.

First Washington State Bank is a community bank with headquarters in Windsor with assets in excess of $416 million and 12 branch offices in Ocean, Mercer and Monmouth counties.

Two additional New Jersey branch offices, a freestanding office in Marlboro and an in-store location in Lawrence Township at the Mercer Mall, are under construction. It is expected that the Marlboro office will open in the fourth quarter of this year and the Lawrence Township location will open early in 2004.

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