SHORT HILLS, NJ—Investors Bank has named Timothy J. Touhey senior vice president. In this new role, Touhey will be responsible for expanding the bank’s commercial real estate finance group and he will be based in the company’s Robbinsville, N.J. office. Touhey will lead a team of lending officers who will provide financing to real estate businesses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Previously, Touhey advised several New Jersey Governors, including Chris Christie, Jon Corzine, Richard Codey and Christine Todd Whitman. He has also served as Chief executive officer of the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA).

He has also served as lead director of the Fannie Mae Northeast Community Business Center in New Brunswick, N.J.