Philippa Girling and Brian Doran Join the Senior Management Team of Investors Bank

Dec 16, 2015, 14:53 ET from Investors Bancorp, Inc.

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Moving to broaden the level of expertise in the Risk Management and Legal Departments, Investors Bank (NASDAQ: ISBC) has selected experienced Risk Management Officer Philippa Girling to lead the Enterprise Risk Management team and Brian Doran as General Counsel of the Bank.

Philippa Girling will immediately join the Bank as Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer and will report directly to the Chairman of the Risk Committee of Investors' Board of Directors. She will oversee the Bank's BSA, Compliance and Credit Risk departments.

Ms. Girling was previously Business Risk Officer, SVP at Capital One Commercial Bank. Her experience in global securities and operational risk will bring additional strength and expertise to our risk management areas. As a recognized industry leader, she was named one of the decades "Top Fifty Faces of Operational Risk". In addition to authoring two Operational Risk textbooks, she is also an active public speaker on topics of Operational and Regulatory Risk Management. Holder of New York Bar and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) qualifications, she was also recognized in 2014 by Working Mother Magazine as one of the top 100 Working Mothers in America.

In announcing Ms. Girling's appointment, Investors Bank President and CEO Kevin Cummings said, "We are fortunate to have attracted such a talented professional as Philippa to head up our Risk Management area. She brings a level of knowledge and expertise that will help us continue to turn the challenges of risk management and compliance into opportunities for improvement and competency. Her experience compliments our current BSA, compliance and risk areas."

Ms. Girling holds a PhD in Global Affairs from Rutgers University and is a member of GARP, PRMIA, New York City Bar and ABA professional organizations. Philippa was born in the United Kingdom and moved to the United States in 1996.  She has lived in Montclair, NJ for the last 17 years.

Brian Doran was appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel on October 16, 2015. Before joining Investors Bank, Mr. Doran was at Popular Community Bank (formerly known as Banco Popular) since 1999 where he most recently served as  Region Executive for Popular's New York Metro Region and Director of Government Affairs. Prior to joining Popular, Mr. Doran was a partner at McConnell Valdez LLP in New York and also served as a banking and commercial transaction attorney at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. 

On Mr. Doran's appointment, Investors Bank President and CEO Kevin Cummings commented, "Not only have we gained a talented General Counsel with Brian, but he has been a leader in the business banking area as well. We look forward to the level of leadership and expertise he will bring to our talented legal department."

Mr. Doran serves on the Boards of the Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation, the Hispanic Federation and the Staten Island Center for Independent Living. Mr. Doran holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Marquette University and earned a Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law.

About Investors Bank

Headquartered in Short Hills, N.J., Investors Bank, one of the largest regional banks based in the Garden State, was founded in 1926. With more than $20.3 billion in assets and a network of over 135 retail branches located in New York City, New Jersey, and Long Island, Investors delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors' consumer banking services include deposit products, online and mobile banking, home equity loans and lines of credit and a full array of mortgage loans.

Serving the business community, Investors provides deposit accounts, cash management services, business loans, and commercial financing solutions to small and middle market companies, professional services firms, municipalities, non-profits, and other business organizations. Investors is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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