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KEARNY FINANCIAL CORP. (NASDAQ - KRNY) 
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Theodore J. Aanensen
Committee Name
Compensation Committee
Governance Committee
Nominating 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.
Raymond E. Chandonnet
Committee Name
Governance Committee
John N. Hopkins
Committee Name
Governance Committee
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John N. Hopkins retired March 31, 2011, as Chief Executive Officer of Kearny MHC, Kearny Financial Corp. and Kearny Federal Savings Bank after serving in that position since March 31, 2010. Prior to March 31, 2010, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kearny MHC, Kearny Financial Corp. and Kearny Federal Savings Bank, positions he had held since 2002 and had served the Bank as Executive Vice President from 1994 to 2002 and as Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 1999. His career at the Bank began in 1975. Mr. Hopkins was elected to serve as a Director in 2002 and currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Kearny Federal Savings Bank, Kearny Financial Corp. and Kearny MHC. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Active in professional and charitable organizations, he served on several committees of the New Jersey Bankers Association, the Board of Directors of TICIC, Inc. a consortium that provides long term financing for affordable and senior housing in New Jersey, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Clara Maass Medical Center and the Board of Directors of the Rutherford Senior Citizens Center (55 Kip Center). His many years of service in the operations of the Bank and his past duties as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank bring a special knowledge of the financial, economic and regulatory challenges the Company faces and makes him well suited to counseling the Board on these matters.
John J. Mazur Jr.
Committee Name
Audit & Compliance Committee
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 & Compliance Committee
Governance Committee
Nominating 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.
Matthew T. McClane
Committee Name
Governance Committee
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Matthew T. McClane retired in 2002 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kearny Federal Savings Bank after serving in that position since 1994 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kearny MHC and Kearny Financial Corp. after serving in those positions since 2001. After graduating from St. Peter’s College and serving in the U.S. Army Reserves, he began his career with Kearny Federal Savings Bank in December of 1967. His many years of service included a wide range of responsibility for operations and human resources at the Bank, which together with his past duties as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank bring a special insight and knowledge of personnel challenges along with financial, economic and regulatory challenges the Company faces. This acute insight and knowledge makes him well suited to educating the Board on these matters. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kearny Federal Savings Bank, Kearny MHC and Kearny Financial Corp. and remains active in the community as a member, past President and current Secretary of the Optimist Club of Kearny, New Jersey.
John F. McGovern
Committee Name
Audit & Compliance Committee
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.
Craig L. Montanaro
Committee Name
Governance Committee
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Craig L. Montanaro was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2011. Prior to that time, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer since April 2010. He previously performed the duties of Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Planning for Kearny Federal Savings Bank and Kearny Financial Corp. from 2005 to March 2010 and from 2003 to 2004 served as Vice President and Regional Branch Administrator. Mr. Montanaro was formerly employed by West Essex Bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and joined Kearny when that bank was acquired by Kearny Federal Savings Bank in 2003. He had been employed by West Essex Bank from 1988 until the completion of the merger with Kearny Federal Savings Bank. He is the son of Director Leopold W. Montanaro.
Leopold W. Montanaro
Committee Name
Governance Committee
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Leopold W. Montanaro is retired and was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of West Essex Bancorp, Inc. and West Essex Bank, located in Caldwell, New Jersey, until that bank was acquired by Kearny Financial Corp. on July 1, 2003. He was employed by West Essex Bank from 1972 until the completion of the merger with Kearny Federal Savings Bank. He serves as a director of Kearny Federal Savings Bank, Kearny Financial Corp. and Kearny MHC. His past service as President of a financial institution, director on the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Thrift and Bankers Association and his participation in our local community for 40 years brings special knowledge of the financial, economic and regulatory challenges the Company faces as well as knowledge of the local economy and business opportunities for the Bank. He is the father of Craig L. Montanaro, President and Chief Executive Officer for Kearny Federal Savings Bank and Kearny Financial Corp.
Christopher D. Petermann
Committee Name
Audit & Compliance Committee
Compensation Committee
Governance Committee
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Christopher D. 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
Governance Committee
Nominating 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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