I proudly accept the Hugs for Brady Humanitarian Award in honor of all of the children and families who fight these pediatric cancers every day. Hugs for Brady memorializes a battle that began an effort to provide loving support to those in that fight and to eradicate childhood cancers forever. This work needs our financial support and time as volunteers – this is how we can continue to send hugs for Brady.”
Kevin Cummings was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank effective May 22, 2018. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of these companies since January 1, 2008, and was appointed to serve on the Boards on the same date. Prior to 2008, he served as the Bank’s COO. Mr. Cummings and the Executive Management team are guiding the Bank’s evolution into a full-service community and commercial bank. The Bank’s performance was recognized on Forbes’ “Best Banks in America” list since 2012. In addition, Mr. Cummings is a past recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® New Jersey Award for transforming the Bank into a growth company. Prior to joining Investors Bank, Mr. Cummings had a 26-year career with KPMG LLP, where he became a CPA and Partner. He was an audit partner in the Financial Services practice in the New York office and lead partner on a major commercial banking client. Mr. Cummings also worked in the New Jersey community bank practice for over 20 years serving many clients throughout the state. Mr. Cummings serves on the boards of The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children, St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, Liberty Science Center, Independent College Fund of NJ, The Federal Home Loan Bank of NY (FHLBNY), Greater Trenton, New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) and The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ). In addition, he is a member of the Development Leadership Council of Morris Habitat for Humanity and has served as the former Chairman of the Board of the NJ Bankers Association. Mr. Cummings holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Middlebury College. He earned an MBA from Rutgers University School of Business and gave the commencement address to its MBA graduating class in 2013. He and his wife, Patricia, have four children. In his spare time, he has coached youth basketball in his local community and has served as the Athletic Director of St. Theresa’s of Avila.