Howard Bank’s Mary Ann Scully Named Distinguished Alumna


Mary Ann Scully - Chairman, President and CEO of Howard Bank
Howard Bank founder, President and CEO Mary Ann Scully has been named a recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Alumna Leadership Award from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. The award recognizes graduates who have demonstrated in their lives outstanding achievement and leadership in their professions, community service and philanthropy. SHU is a  leading Catholic liberal arts university  in Greensburg Pennsylvania.

Scully is a well-known business and civic leader in Howard County, where she has lived since l995. After a long career as an executive in Baltimore based banking, she lead, in 2003 and 2004, the founding group for Howard Bank, the first new bank in the county in over 15 years.

Scully chairs the Howard County United Way Partnership Board, serves on the Board of the United Way of Central Maryland and was its 2003/2004 county campaign chair, is a Horizon Foundation Board trustee and is vice chair of both the Columbia Foundation and the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County.

She’s a former trustee of the Howard Community College Foundation Board and served on the college’s Campaign Council and chaired its 2007/2008 Commission on the Future. She was also the 2005/2006 co-chair of the Grassroots Capital Campaign.  Scully was named to the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

A graduate of Leadership Maryland Class of 2007, Scully is a three time winner (2002, 2005 and 2007) of The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women award, was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of TheYear 2007 Award in the Maryland program, was honored with the Baltimore Business Journal’s Enterprising Women Award in 2004, and was presented the 2005 Alumni Laureate Award by Loyola College, from which she received her MBA in Finance. She served on the board of advisors for Loyola College’s Sellinger School of Business until 2003.

Howard Bank was recently named a Future 50 winner for the second year in a row by SmartCEO Magazine, which recognizes employee and revenue growth, and the bank was also  named 2007 Small Business of the Year by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.