Richard Daingerfield has practiced banking law for 39 years. He began his career at a prominent New Jersey law firm before joining the in-house legal department of National Westminster Bank in NYC in 1986. During his career, he served as SVP & General Counsel of NatWest NJ, EVP & Chief Legal Officer of NatWest Holdings, EVP & Chief Legal Officer of the Royal Bank of Scotland NY Branch (after RBS acquired NatWest in 2000) and, from 2010 until he retired in June 2014, EVP & General Counsel of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., in Boston.

Currently, Mr. Daingerfield serves on the board of directors of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation, a $4.6 billion bank holding company in New Jersey. He chairs the board’s risk committee and is a member of its executive committee and its audit committee. In addition, Mr. Daingerfield teaches a Commercial Lending Law course in the Boston University Law School’s Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law, for which he has received the John S. Baerst Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is also the author of a recently published book based on the course. He has held leadership positions in several professional associations, including serving as chairman of the Commercial and Real Estate Lending Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee and Chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee.

Mr. Daingerfield earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors from Rutgers College and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.