Tyler Wright - 40 Under 40

  • 14 Sep 2017
  • Posted by Amarasco

Making the BBJ’s 40 under 40 List is an honor. For Tyler Wright, interacting with past and current members of this group feels like an extension of the community-focused and relationship-driven team spirit that is inherent in the Howard Bank DNA.Tyler-Wright

Tyler describes the Howard Bank culture and work ethic this way: “Relationship banking and great service is what makes Howard Bank special. We have talented bankers who all provide great service and expertise.”

Banking at Howard Bank is all about relationships, and Tyler is an expert at building those connections. He started his banking career out of college at Mercantile, one of the biggest and most well-known financial institutions in the area, known for a relationship-focused, community-involved company culture. Tyler is in good company at Howard Bank. Jim Witty, Frank Turner, Rick Botti, and Steve Poynot are also Mercantile alumni.

When he joined the Howard Bank team in 2010 after the recession, Tyler was happy to have a job at a stable, growing, local bank. He could not have predicted the incredible growth that Howard Bank has achieved, and all of it is directly related to that relationship-focus of the organization.

As a Commercial Real Estate Relationship Banker, Tyler is the first point of contact for his clients, whether they have a question about banking services or are seeking help related to a property purchase or refinance. Essentially, he has a quarterback role, and he calls on others on the Howard Bank team to help him provide the great service the Bank is known for.

“Being a banker in a community like Baltimore, you’re right in the middle of everything. You’re connected to many different individuals, many different business leaders, to civic leaders, and it gives you the ability to connect all the dots. With these opportunities to connect people and businesses, it helps me understand and learn more about how the economy drives our community.”

This bond with the community also keeps Tyler energized in his work. “You are faced with the same issues that your customers face and the challenges that are facing the community, so you’re very immersed in that. It keeps me passionate about my job and finding solutions for my clients.”

Committed to the community on a personal level, Tyler volunteers with the Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center and the National Collegiate Cancer Foundation. He currently chairs Howard Bank’s United Way employee donation campaign, and he has been honored for his work with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Ambitious and infinitely enthusiastic about banking, Tyler hopes to become a Chief Lending Officer or Bank President someday. “My grandfather was a banker on the Eastern Shore in Centreville. So, you could say that banking is in my blood.”

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Howard Bank Appoints Three Former BB&T Executives

  • 22 Aug 2016
  • Posted by Admin

08/22/16 citybizlist

Howard Bank, a growth-focused community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore area, announced today that it has hired Rick Botti, Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager Team Lead, Bart Boland, Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager, and John Wasowicz, Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager.

Boland and Wasowicz will be based in Howard Bank’s Parkville branch and work directly with Botti to refine and grow the bank’s commercial strategy and develop new business opportunities.

“We are always looking to bring on talented individuals whose experience will set Howard Bank apart from other financial institutions,” said Mary Ann Scully, Howard Bank’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. “These three executives add years of experience, deep market knowledge and will provide our

customers with excellent advice. We couldn’t be more pleased to add them to our growing team. This represents the latest step in Howard Bank’s commitment to be the go to commercial bank in Greater Baltimore.”

The three join the bank after Howard Bank hired James D. Witty, former Maryland Regional President for BB&T, as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. Witty has 27 years of banking experience.

A seasoned executive, Botti has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience in the Metro Baltimore area. Most recently, he was Commercial Team Lead for BB&T. While at BB&T, he was responsible for leading and managing a Commercial Team in its efforts to develop new business relationships, service and expand existing customer relatationships and achieve group goals to include deposit and loan growth, fee income and credit quality. Botti earned his master’s in business administration from Johns Hopkins University, where he also earned a B.A. in social and behavioral sciences.

Boland joins Howard Bank as Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager. He previously was Vice President of BB&T, where he was responsible for acquiring new commercial loan and deposit relationships and preparing and presenting commercial loan requests to Credit Department and Commercial Loan Committee. Boland also managed a portfolio of over $70 million in outstanding commercial loans and more than $15 million in deposits. He earned a master’s in business administration from the University of Baltimore. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond where he earned a B.A. in political science.

A former BB&T Client Relationship Manager, Wasowicz joins the Howard Bank team as Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager. As Client Relationship Manager at BB&T, Wasowicz was responsible managing relationships with various financial institutions and companies of diverse size, industry and financial complexity to conduct business development, portfolio management and deepen relationships. Wasowicz earned a B.A. in accounting from Loyola College, Baltimore.

About Howard Bank
Howard Bancorp is a bank holding company with total assets of $947 million as of Dec. 31, 2015. 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 area through 16 full service branches. Howard Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Howard Bancorp (NASDAQ: HBMD). For more information visit, http://www.howardbank.com
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Howard Bank taps three BB&T bankers to spearhead commercial growth

  • 22 Aug 2016
  • Posted by Admin

Aug 22, 2016, 2:01pm EDT

Baltimore Business Journal

Fast-growing Howard Bank has brought on three more employees from BB&T Corp. to help ramp up its commercial banking efforts.

The Ellicott City-based bank hired Rick Botti to lead its relationship management team. He will be joined by Bart Boland and John Wasowicz who will both be relationship managers. Boland and Wasowicz will be based in Howard Bank’s Parkville branch and work directly with Botti to grow the bank’s commercial strategy and develop new business opportunities.

The three join the bank four months after Howard snagged James D. Witty from Winston-Salem, N.C.-based BB&T to be its executive vice president and chief lending officer. Witty was previously BB&T's Maryland regional president.

Howard Bank CEO Mary Ann Scully has placed an emphasis on commercial banking. In a recent interview, she said she wants the bank to grow by

expanding its customer base. The lift-out from BB&T could help in that regard because hiring experienced employees means Howard also gets those people's relationships. Some of those clients who bank at BB&T could potentially move over to Howard.

“We are always looking to bring on talented individuals whose experience will set Howard Bank apart from other financial institutions,” Scully said in a statement.

At BB&T, Botti, who has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience in Baltimore, led the bank's commercial lending team. Boland was responsible for acquiring new commercial loan and deposit relationships. He also managed a portfolio of over $70 million in commercial loans and more than $15 million in deposits. Wasowicz was responsible for managing BB&T's relationships with various financial institutions.

Howard, a subsidiary of holding company Howard Bancorp (NASDAQ: HBMD), has been growing quickly. Howard acquired Patapsco Bank and the assets of NBRS Financial Bank in the last two years, and hired some of the top people from other banks, including former Carrollton Bancorp CEO Robert A. Altieri. The bank currently has 16 branches and assets of nearly $1 billion.

About Howard Bank
Howard Bancorp is a bank holding company with total assets of $947 million as of Dec. 31, 2015. 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 area through 13 full service branches. Howard Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Howard Bancorp (NASDAQ: HBMD). For information visit www.howardbank.com.

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Daily Record Newspaper Names Mary Ann Scully to Maryland’s Most Admired CEO List for a Third Year

  • 14 Jul 2016
  • Posted by Admin

Contact: Bill Atkinson | 443-797-4150 | batkinson@212comm.com

Headshot MASHoward Bank Chief Executive Officer Mary Ann Scully has been named one of Maryland's Most Admired CEOs by The Daily Record for a third year. Ms. Scully was honored on the elite list in 2012 and 2015.

The Daily Record’s annual list is an exclusive ranking of top business CEOs, nonprofit executives and community leaders in Maryland who are judged by a panel of business and legal professionals on professional accomplishments, community service, leadership and vision. Ms. Scully was selected among 25 other Maryland business CEOs and leaders.

“It is a privilege to be regarded among the top business leaders and professionals in Maryland,” said Ms. Scully. “Receiving this honor for the third year speaks volumes of the hard work, dedication and talent of our Howard Bank team. Without them none of this would have been possible.”

"This year's Most Admired CEOs inspire

and motivate others to achieve their goals," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "They understand that they cannot succeed by themselves and have learned the value of surrounding themselves with great team members who believe in their organization's core values and mission. The Daily Record is pleased to recognize this year's honorees."

Ms. Scully is a leading banker with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Since founding Howard Bank in 2003, Ms. Scully continues to emphasize that building a strong team is an essential component to any successful business or organization. “We want to build a bank that not only has an impact on the communities it serves, but leaves a legacy,” said Ms. Scully. “How do you leave a legacy? Hire leaders motivated and talented enough to make a difference.”

In addition to her rank on Maryland’s Most Admired CEO List, Ms. Scully was also recognized by The Daily Record as Maryland’s Most Influential this year for a third time. She was previously honored on the exclusive Influential Marylander list in 2008 and 2012.

To learn more about The Daily Record’s Maryland Most Admired CEO list, visit: http://thedailyrecord.com/most_admired_ceos/.

 

About Howard Bank

Howard Bancorp is a bank holding company with total assets of $947 million as of Dec. 31, 2015. 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 area through 16 full service branches. Howard Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Howard Bancorp (NASDAQ: HBMD). For more information visit, https://www.howardbank.com/.

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Howard Bank’s Danielle Mullin Completes LEADERSHIP Baltimore County Program

  • 28 Jun 2016
  • Posted by Admin

The competitive program selects local business leaders to engage in activities designed to stimulate personal, professional and communal growth.

Contact: Bill Atkinson | 443-797-4150 | batkinson@212comm.com

Danielle Mullin, Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at Howard Bank’s Towson branch, Mullincompleted Baltimore County’s rigorous eight-month LEADERSHIP program.

Mullin and 40 other handpicked participants from local business, government, nonprofit and educational sectors, graduated from the LEADERSHIP class of 2016 on June 6th.

The program allowed participants to explore challenges facing Baltimore County, such as economic development, public safety, social services, education, county and state government and health. The activities range from police ride-longs to working in homeless shelters. Participants were encouraged to develop long-term relationships with key community leaders and policy setters to help brainstorm solutions to community issues.

Mullin said some of her most memorable

experiences during her participation in the program, included a day meeting a panel of Patapsco High School students facing serious issues, such as teen pregnancy, family deaths, and transgender stigmas. “Looking at issues with kids in the county is eye opening,” Mullin said. “Things aren’t always what they seem. What you think going into something might not be what it is until you learn the details.”

Mullin, who lives in Harford County, has worked at Howard Bank’s Towson branch for the last two years and applied to the program to gain a more balanced view of the community. The program opened her eyes to issues that are less apparent in the community, such as drug addiction in local precincts, and allowed her to better understand how to get involved in addressing these issues in the county.

Mullin’s LEADERSHIP experience also allowed her to draw parallels between her professional life and Baltimore County; much like the entrepreneurial spirit of Howard Bank, Baltimore County is rapidly growing and changing. “LEADERSHIP was a unique opportunity to learn more about the community in which I work everyday,” said Mullin. “It is incredibly important to understand the community and get involved.”

 

About Howard Bank

Howard Bancorp is a bank holding company with total assets of $947 million as of Dec. 31, 2015. 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 area through 16 full service branches. Howard Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Howard Bancorp (NASDAQ: HBMD). For more information visit, https://www.howardbank.com/.

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