James S. Vaccaro is president and chief executive officer of Manasquan Savings Bank, an $840 million mutual banking organization founded in 1874. Manasquan Savings Bank has eight offices and branches located in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, New Jersey.
Prior to joining Manasquan Savings Bank in 2012, Mr. Vaccaro served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Springpoint Senior Living, New Jersey’s leading provider of not-for-profit senior housing and healthcare.
While he has worked in other fields, the lion's share of Mr. Vaccaro's career has been as a leader within the banking profession, with more than 26 years of experience in the industry.
He served as chairman, president, and CEO of Central Jersey Bancorp, parent company of Allaire Community Bank and Monmouth Community Bank, which he helped found in 1998. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Vaccaro served in various capacities at Central Jersey Bank and Trust Company, including executive vice president, treasurer, CFO, and as a member of the board of directors.
A leader in both civic and philanthropic organizations, Mr. Vaccaro is a member of the board of trustees for Saint Barnabas Corporation, Monmouth Medical Center, the New Jersey Repertory Theater, and Monmouth University. He is chairman of the board of Visiting Nurses Association of Central New Jersey, is on the advisory board of Interfaith Neighbors and the leadership council of Prevention First. He has also served on the board of directors for the New Jersey Bankers Association.
In 2007, the Long Branch Chamber of Commerce honored Mr. Vaccaro with the Louis G. Libutti Community Service Award for exceptional leadership, professional achievement, and stellar record of community service.
Mr. Vaccaro received a B.S. in economics from Ursinus College and earned a PDM certification from Harvard Graduate School of Business. He is currently a member of the Business Council of Monmouth University’s Leon Hess Business School.