Valley National Bank Appoints Matt Watkins as Mortgage Sales Manager for Sarasota, Florida


WAYNE, N.J. – Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Watkins as a Mortgage Sales Manager for Sarasota, Florida.

Watkins joins Valley with over 26 years of experience in the mortgage industry having helped hundreds buy and build the home of their dreams. In this role, he will be responsible for building and coaching a team of mortgage professionals to service the community and our existing Valley clients.

"Matt’s long history in the industry certifies that he will be a knowledgeable addition to our team,” remarked Kevin Chittenden, Executive Vice President and Chief Residential Lending Officer. “He has an exceptional track record of delivering positive results and we are confident he will provide his team with top-notch care.”

Watkins holds a Mortgage license and is a member of the national, state, and local Homebuilders Association, as well as the Realtors Association of Florida. He can be reached by phone at 941-773-5324 or by email at

Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with over $29 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates over 230 branch locations in northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, Florida and Alabama. 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. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.