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2023 Grand Marshal
Christopher D. Maher
The Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, celebrating its decade milestone has selected Mr. Christopher D. Maher to lead their parade for 2023. Chris is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OceanFirst Bank N.A. having joined in 2013 as President and Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure, he has led the Bank’s significant growth, expanding to six times its size when Chris arrived. In addition, OceanFirst Foundation has made $16.5 million of grants to local non-profits during his tenure while foundation assets have also expanded dramatically. He encourages employees throughout the organization to do what they can to make a difference in the community. In 2022 alone, employees at OceanFirst volunteered over 6,000 hours to help neighbors in need in the five states the Bank operates.
The Parade Committee is proud to have Mr. Christopher Maher lead the 10th Annual Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2023!