The School of Business will kick off its 2018-2019 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series with Kevin Cummings!
Kevin Cummings, Chairman, and CEO of Investors Bank, was born and raised in Jersey City and will be speaking on his journey from his hometown to the head of a major bank.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
NJCU School of Business
Lecture Hall, Room 202
200 Hudson St. Harborside 2
Jersey City, NJ 07311
Kevin Cummings, age 63, was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank effective May 22, 2018. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank since January 1, 2008, and was also appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Investors Bank in 2008. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Investors Bank since July 2003. Prior to joining Investors Bank, Mr. Cummings had a 26-year career with the independent accounting firm of KPMG LLP, where he had been a partner for 14 years. Immediately prior to joining Investors Bank, he was an audit partner in KPMG’s Financial Services practice in their New York City office and lead partner on a major commercial banking client. Mr. Cummings also worked in the New Jersey community bank practice for over 20 years. Mr. Cummings has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Middlebury College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University. He is the former Chairman of the Board and current member of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Bankers Association and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children, Liberty Science Center and the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group and is also a member of the Development Leadership Council of Morris Habitat for Humanity. In addition, Mr. Cummings is a member of the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, the Independent College Fund of New Jersey, the All Stars Project of New Jersey and the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Mr. Cummings is a certified public accountant and his background in public accounting enhances the Board of Directors’ oversight of financial reporting and disclosure issues. Mr. Cummings’ leadership skills and knowledge of accounting, auditing and corporate governance in the financial services industry are considered to be assets to the Board of Directors.