CLINTON, N.J. (December 2, 2019) – The New Jersey Bankers Association (NJBankers) has selected Unity Bank Staff Accountant Jason Murray as a New Leader in Banking. The NJBankers Rising Stars Awards recognizes the up and coming leaders in the New Jersey banking industry.

Murray, a Frenchtown resident, is one of only 20 bankers under the age of 40 statewide selected for the prestigious honor from NJBankers, a trade association representing nearly 300 banks and service providers.

Award nominees were judged on a range of leadership characteristics, including confidence, decision-making capabilities, and delegation efficiency; whether they have made a significant contribution to the bank, direct reports and peers; exhibiting maturity in communications skills; displaying self-motivation; and demonstrating good corporate citizenship through social and community commitment. Five independent judges reviewed the nominations with names and banks redacted.

“Jason has been a valuable member of our team for six years and truly deserves this special honor,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “He has been promoted several times since joining the bank and has excelled in multiple roles. We could not be prouder of Jason as he is the perfect example of what a New Leader in Banking should be.”

Murray joined Unity as a bank teller in 2013. He was a loan servicing representative before moving to his current role where he assists with the preparation of financial reports and is the lead on all deposit related reporting. Murray also serves as the account administrator for the Shareworks platform, which grants equity awards to employees of the bank. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Radio/Television/Film production from Rowan University. Murray is a music lover and writes and records his own original music. He plays multiple instruments, but guitar is his main focus.

“It is an honor to be selected as a Rising Star and truly comes as a complete surprise,” Murray said. “I never expected this type of recognition and is a tribute to what a special place Unity Bank is to work and grow in your career.”

December 3 2019

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