John A. Cina '72, MA '76

John CinaMany people are surprised to learn that a key word used to describe modern banking is: Change. The banking industry has undergone enormous changes over the last decade.  New and updated regulations, such as Dodd-Frank, CRA AML and BSA have not only created new challenges but also new opportunities and positions within the industry.  Mr. Cina will discuss the implications of the post-2008 regulatory environment and the career paths needed for these new opportunities.

John Cina holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  During his career, he has worked in special assets, commercial lending, and commercial credit and loan operations.  During most of his career, he has worked in Special Assets where he manages a complex portfolio of commercial real estate loans, other commercial loans, and aviation.  This includes working closely with the attorneys handling any litigation.

Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with over $21 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates 213 branch locations serving 30 counties throughout northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and Florida. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest in product innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable staff with a high priority on friendly customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.