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Sun National Names New COO

Jack Allison will oversee IT, as well as several other departments, at the bank.

Mount Laurel, N.J.-based Sun National Bank has named Jack Allison IV Chief Operations Officer, a role that includes overseeing IT operations.

In addition to IT, Allison will oversee operations across several departments in the bank, including bank and mortgage operations, consumer banking, small business banking, retail services and support, and Sun Financial Services. As a member of the bank's executive management team, Allison will also play a significant role in Sun's strategic and growth initiatives, the bank said.

Allison formerly led information technology at Customers Bank, where he oversaw a major company initiative to implement an advanced technology strategy and optimize that bank's competitive advantage.

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Allison also held progressively responsible positions over 20-plus years at TD Bank/Commerce Bank, where he built a technology and operations infrastructure supporting retail and commercial banking, cash management, finance, human resources, and other departments across the multi-billion-dollar organization, according to Sun National.

Allison replaces Angelo Valletta, a 2012 Bank Systems & Technology Elite 8 honoree, who now serves as CIO of EVO Payments International.

[See Also: ELITE 8 2012: Angelo Valletta Remains Prepared and Proactive to Take Banking to the Next Level]

Bryan Yurcan is associate editor for Bank Systems and Technology. He has worked in various editorial capacities for newspapers and magazines for the past 8 years. After beginning his career as a municipal and courts reporter for daily newspapers in upstate New York, Bryan has ... View Full Bio

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Ivy Schmerken
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3/1/2014 | 3:18:07 AM
re: Sun National Names New COO
We often talk of aligning IT with business strategy. This chief of operations will also oversee IT operations in addition to several lines of business - bank and mortgage operations, consumer banking, small business banking, retail services and support, and Sun Financial Services. His background in building IT infrastructure to support retail and commercial banking at a larger bank positioned him for this role.
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