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KEARNY FINANCIAL CORP. (NASDAQ - KRNY) 
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Committee Name
Audit and Compliance Committee
Compensation Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Member Name
Theodore J. Aanensen
Committee Name
Compensation Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
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Theodore J. Aanensen is an owner and president of Aanensen’s, a luxury home remodeling and custom cabinetry company established in Kearny in 1951. A graduate of Upsala College in 1966, he has been president of Aanensen’s since 1982. He served as Chairman of the Board of Kearny Federal Savings Bank from January 19, 2000 through January 18, 2004 and as Chairman of the Board of Kearny Financial Corp. and Kearny MHC from March 30, 2001 through January 18, 2004. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kearny Federal Savings Bank, Kearny MHC and Kearny Financial Corp. Mr. Aanensen with over 40 years of business experience has strong leadership, sales and customer assessment skills. Mr. Aanensen has developed a broad understanding of the banking industry based on his service on the Board of Directors since 1986, strengthening the Board’s collective knowledge of the Company’s business and the policies and practices of the Board as its governing body.
John J. Mazur, Jr
Committee Name
Audit and Compliance Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
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John J. Mazur, Jr. is the sole owner and President/Chief Executive Officer of Elegant Desserts, a wholesale bakery located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, that sells gourmet cakes locally and nationally. A 1976 graduate of Villanova University, he opened this business in 1994. From 1976 to 2003, he was also a partner and general manager of Mazur’s Bakery, in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, a family owned business that operated from 1936 until 2003 when it was sold. He became Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kearny MHC, Kearny Financial Corp. and Kearny Federal Savings Bank in January 2004. Mr. Mazur is a resident of New Jersey and serves on the Board of the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce as well as serving as Chairman of the Council of Regents for Felician College. Mr. Mazur brings strong marketing and sales skills to the Board as well as a wide range of experience in business management and employee relations.
Joseph P. Mazza
Committee Name
Audit and Compliance Committee
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Joseph P. Mazza is the sole owner of a dental practice in Rutherford, New Jersey since 1971. A graduate of Seton Hall University and the University of Pennsylvania, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kearny Federal Savings Bank, Kearny MHC and Kearny Financial Corp. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Rutherford Senior Citizens Center (55 Kip Center). Dr. Mazza has been active in both professional and charitable organizations and has over 40 years of business experience. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971, both in the U.S. and in Vietnam, and then continued to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel through 1993. Dr. Mazza brings strong leadership and business management skills along with valuable experience relating to governance and ethical issues to the Board.
John F. McGovern
Committee Name
Audit and Compliance Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
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John F. McGovern has worked as a self-employed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) since 1984 and holds the designation of Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Since 2001, he has been a federally registered investment advisor. Mr. McGovern is also the owner of McGovern Monuments, Inc. a monument sales and lettering company located in North Arlington, New Jersey that has been family owned and operated since 1924. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kearny Federal Savings Bank, Kearny MHC and Kearny Financial Corp. Mr. McGovern, as a CPA/PFS, and CFP, has strong risk assessment, financial reporting and internal control expertise as well as extensive knowledge of accounting and regulatory issues. He has the qualifications to be designated as an audit committee financial expert under the Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations. Through his considerable experience as a CPA/PFS and CFP, Mr. McGovern provides an essential understanding of public accounting and financial matters to the Board. As a resident of New Jersey, he is involved in local and community organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Christopher Petermann
Committee Name
Audit and Compliance Committee
Compensation Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
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Christopher Petermann is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), is the Managing Partner at the New York City Office of O’Connor Davies, LLP and serves as Co-Partner-in-Charge for the Private Foundation Practice. He has over 30 years of specialized experience in accounting for exempt organizations and private foundations, as well as closely held businesses and financial services entities. Mr. Petermann was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Kearny Financial Corp. and the Board of Directors of Kearny Bank on December 23, 2015. As a resident of New Jersey, he holds a number of professional committee and community board positions including involvement the William F. Grupe Foundation, Partners for Health, NJ Symphony Orchestra along with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New Yok State Society of Certified Public Accounts. Providing proficient guidance relative to financial reporting, accounting and tax matters as well as internal control and governance issues as an independent director. Mr. Petermann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bucknell University.
John F. Regan
Committee Name
Compensation Committee
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John F. Regan, now retired, was the majority shareholder and President of two automobile sales and service companies, DeMassi Pontiac, Buick and GMC, located in Riverdale, New Jersey and Regan Pontiac, Buick and GMC, located in Long Island City, New York since 1995. Both companies closed in March of 2009 and in July of 2009, both companies filed for bankruptcy. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kearny Federal Savings Bank, Kearny MHC and Kearny Financial Corp. Mr. Regan is a resident of New Jersey and his involvement in our local community brings knowledge of the local economy and business opportunities for the Bank. Mr. Regan, while operating his automobile business developed solid leadership and business management skills as well as a depth of knowledge in the areas of operational efficiency and effectiveness which are a valuable asset to the Board.

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President Craig L. Montanaro is an ex-officio member of each committee with the exception of the Audit and Compliance Committee.

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