FAIR LAWN—Columbia Bank has appointed Geri M. Kelly as executive vice president, human resources officer.

In her new role, Kelly will continue to manage the bank’s human resources, training and benefits departments. She joined Columbia Bank in 1979 as a personnel clerk and was later promoted to human resources assistant. In 1984, she was appointed human resources officer and was appointed senior human resources officer in 1995. Kelly was promoted to vice president, human resources officer in 1998 and to senior vice president, human resources officer in 2000.

Kelly holds a Bachelors degree in Italian and French from Douglass College and an MBA in Business Administration from Rutgers University. She also graduated with honors from the National School of Banking in Fairfield, Conn.

She resides in Kinnelon with her family.