Howard Bank CEO Mary Ann Scully Named a 2017 Community Banker of the Year by American Banker Newspaper


Mary Ann Scully

The leading banking industry trade publication calls Scully a banker with “vision, charisma and chutzpah.”

Howard Bank, a locally owned community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore area, announced today that President and CEO Mary Ann Scully has been named a 2017 Community Banker of the Year by American Banker, a leading industry trade publication.

The newspaper identified Ms. Scully as an “Enterprising Builder” as part of its 2017 Banker of the Year awards. She was one of five bankers across the country recognized by the newspaper. “This combination of vision, charisma and chutzpah, along with Scully’s ability to expand her startup bank while the financial crisis took out so many others like it, led American Banker to recognize Scully as an ‘Enterprising Builder’ as part of its Banker of the Year awards.”

“As a lifetime banker, I am humbled by this honor and thrilled to be recognized for helping build a bank that we believe is Baltimore’s Best Business Bank and will make commercial banking local again,” Ms. Scully said. “It has been a terrific journey, one that is just beginning in many ways. Credit for the success of Howard Bank goes to the extraordinarily accomplished team we have put together and continue to build that has executed the vision and meets every challenge.”

A Video Conversation with Mary Ann Scully, CEO of Howard Bank

American Banker this year also named Ms. Scully one of the “25 Women to Watch” for a second consecutive year on the newspaper’s annual Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance list.

Ms. Scully became a “passionate advocate for community banks,” according to the paper, and founded Howard Bank in 2003 when she sought to tap the rapidly growing suburb of Howard County. The paper praised Ms. Scully for her ability to navigate dire economic conditions in the Great Recession, which began in 2007.

The article highlighted Howard Bank’s growth steady, including the strategic move in August to acquire Baltimore-based 1st Mariner Bank. The $163 million deal will effectively double parent Howard Bancorp Inc.’s assets to more than $2 billion, expand its territory, and offer a Baltimore headquarters.

Ms. Scully previously chaired the Maryland Bankers Association and is currently a Community Advisory board member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and a member of The Baltimore branch of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank. She has served on numerous community not for profit boards.

To learn more about the Enterprising Builder of the Year Award by American Banker, visit: American Banker.

About Howard Bank

Howard Bancorp is a bank holding company with total assets of approximately $1.132 billion at September 30, 2017. Its principal operating subsidiary, Howard Bank, is a locally owned and managed, growth-focused community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area through 13 full service branches. Howard Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Howard Bancorp (NASDAQ: HBMD). For more information, visit,?

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