Howard Bank's Scully Joins Panelists At Network 2000 Mentoring Session

Howard Bank President and CEO Mary Ann Scully was one of the panelists at a recent Network 2000 Mentoring Session on executive skills for women.

Scully discussed the ways skilled, successful women can prepare themselves to advance to the tops of their organizations.

Among her suggestions: Develop great technical skills and approach work and career with confidence, vision and creativity.

“I was delighted to be a panelist at the conference,” she says. “Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than helping talented women succeed in their careers.”

Network 2000 is dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in professional and executive positions.

Following the panel discussion, mentees at the conference had an opportunity to ask questions and meet in small groups to work on a case study.

Scully began her banking career at Allfirst Bank (formerly The First National Bank of Maryland, and now M&T Bank) in 1973.  Nearly 30 years later, she left the security of an established bank to become one of the founders of Howard Bank, the county’s only locally owned financial institution.

A Howard County resident since 1995, she is deeply committed to participation in the community and makes volunteerism a requirement for Howard Bank managers and executives.

Her own community activities include serving on the Board of the United Way of Central Maryland. She is also a Horizon Foundation Board trustee and Vice Chair of the Columbia Foundation. She is a former trustee of the Howard Community College Foundation Board and served on the college’s Campaign Council and chaired the 2007/2008 Commission on the Future for the community college. She also co-chaired Grassroots’ Capital Campaign.

In 2007, she was recognized as an honoree in the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce ACE award as Entrepreneur of the Year. 

But her achievements have not gone unnoticed outside Howard County. The Baltimore Daily Record has named her one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women three times. She has also been named one of the Baltimore Business Journal’s “Enterprising Women” and was a 2005 Alumni Laureate honoree for Loyola College.

Howard Bank opened in August of 2004. It currently has branches in the Hickory Ridge Village Center in Columbia, on Snowden River Parkway in Ellicott City, and on Johns Hopkins Road in Maple Lawn.  The newest branch, Centennial Place, located at Centennial Lane and Route 40, opens in February.