Mary Ann Scully is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Howard Bank and chairs the bank’s board of directors. She is a lifelong banker with over 30 years of varied executive experiences in the Maryland marketplace. In 2003, she headed the organizing team for Howard Bank. Howard Bank serves small and medium sized businesses in Greater Baltimore – Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Harford and Cecil Counties and Howard County from its birthplace in Ellicott City and thirteen branch offices. The bank also serves home buyers through mortgage offices in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford and Howard County. Mary Ann has successfully led the company through 7 equity raises and SEC Act 34 registration as well as four business combinations.
Mary Ann is Past Chair of the Maryland Bankers Association and Past Chair of the Community Foundation of Howard County. Mary Ann is presently a trustee and President of the board of Associated Catholic Charities, a trustee and corporate campaign co -chair of Kennedy Krieger Institute, a board member of the Greater Baltimore Committee and a trustee of Mount St Joseph College/High School. She is a trustee for the Community Foundation of Howard County Real Estate board and a member of the UMBC Board of Visitors. She also serves as a board member of the Baltimore Federal Reserve and a Community Advisory board member for the FDIC. She has served as a member of the Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission. She is an active member of St. Louis Parish in Clarksville, Maryland. She is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Maryland.
In 2007, Mary Ann was recognized as an honoree in the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame; she was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. She received the Howard County “Good Scout” award from the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 2011. In 2002, 2005 and 2007, Mary Ann was recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, was a 2008, 2012 and 2016 Daily Record Influential Marylander, a 2012, 2015 and 2016 Most Admired CEO and was a winner of a 2012 Trailblazer Award presented by the Baltimore Center Club. She is a Loyola University Alumni laureate and a Seton Hill University Distinguished Alumna. She was named one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in Banking by the American Banker in 2016.
Mr. Arnold has served as a director of Howard Bancorp since its formation in 2005 and has served as a director of Howard Bank since 2004. Mr. Arnold is the Vice President and co-owner of The John E. Ruth Company, Inc., a plumbing and heating firm. He has served in that capacity since 1983. He also maintains ownership in various real estate holdings. Mr. Arnold serves on the Board of Trustees at Mount de Sales High School and serves on several related committees. Mr. Arnold is an organizing director of Howard Bank and is currently a member of the Compensation Committee of the boards of directors of both Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank.
Mr. Basir has served as a director of Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank since 2009. He is a seasoned entrepreneur, executive and advisor with over three decades of expertise encompassing strategic planning, organizational development, financial and corporate management, and business development. He has been the founder and CEO of PSI Pax, Inc., and co-founder and CEO of Planned Systems International, Inc.; two successful information technology and business services firms supporting government and commercial customers throughout the U.S. Mr. Basir has an extensive background in talent mentorship, program management, product delivery and quality assurance. He has over thirty years of management and technical experience as an IT consultant to both large, medium and small organizations; and has had responsibility for a number of multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts. He is presently on the Board of Trustees of the Glenelg Country School. Mr. Basir currently serves on the Audit Committee of the boards of directors of both Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank.
Mr. Hartson has served as a director of Howard Bancorp since its formation in 2005 and has served as a director of Howard Bank since 2004. Mr. Hartson is the President of ATEC Industries, Ltd., a multi-disciplined construction company working in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Hartson has held this position since 1987. Mr. Hartson also has been the President of ATEC Shielding Systems since 2003. ATEC Shielding Systems is a specialty subcontractor that designs, manufactures and installs systems that protect mission critical assets from the effects of High Electromagnetic Pulse, Electromagnetic Pulse and other destructive electromagnetic phenomenon, and whose primary customers include the U.S. military and various federal agencies. Mr. Hartson is managing member Howard Radiology and Howard Open MRI (1998-present). Mr. Hartson also owns and manages commercial real estate in the Bank’s market area. Mr. Hartson is an organizing director of Howard Bank and currently a member of the Audit Committee of the boards of directors of both Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank as well as the Howard Bank Asset Quality Committee.
Mr. Keenan has served as a director of Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank since 2014. Mr. Keenan is a retired KPMG LLP (“KPMG”) partner. Mr. Keenan joined KPMG in 1975 and worked there until his retirement in 2011, including serving as Managing Partner of KPMG’s Baltimore (1994-2005) and Washington, DC (2005-2009) offices and as Partner-in-Charge of the audit practice for the Washington/Baltimore Business Unit (2005-2011). Mr. Keenan is a certified public accountant and has extensive experience serving community banks, as well as companies in other industries. Given his experience as a partner at KPMG, Mr. Keenan also has knowledge in mergers and acquisitions, SEC rules and regulations, public offerings and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Section 404 matters. Mr. Keenan is currently a member of the Audit Committee of the boards of directors of both Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank.
Mr. Latta has served as a director of Howard Bancorp since its formation in 2005 and has served as a director of Howard Bank since 2004. Mr. Latta serves as Managing Member of ERIS Technologies LLC, a company developing 3-D software solutions for managing emergency situations. Prior to that Mr. Latta served as a Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Properties for The Rouse Company, a real estate development firm. Mr. Latta is an Organizing Director of Howard Bank, serves as the Lead Independent Director of Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank, and is currently a member of the Executive, Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committees. He also serves on the boards of directors of both Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank.
Mr. Lundeen has served as a director of Howard Bancorp since its formation in 2005 and has served as a director of Howard Bank since 2004. Mr. Lundeen is President, Chief Executive Officer, and a co-owner of Environmental Reclamation Company, a diversified environmental services company, and has held this position for more than five years. Mr. Lundeen served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of C.J. Langenfelder & Son, Inc., a diversified construction contracting firm (1995-2004), and as Chairman of its successor Conrad Capital Corporation, an asset holding company (2004-2012). Mr. Lundeen served on the board of directors of the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (2001-2006). He is an attorney and actively practiced in Maryland, specializing in corporate and business law and representing small to medium-sized private and publicly held companies, from 1972 until 1988. Mr. Lundeen is an organizing director of Howard Bank and is currently a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee and the Executive Committee of the boards of directors of both Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank.
Mr. Morgan has served as a director of Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank since October 2014. He has over 45 years of banking and management experience. After college and completing military service, he served in commercial lending leadership positions with two regional banks in New York and Maryland. He became President/CEO of two successful commercial banks and was a founding director of each. The second bank that Mr. Morgan founded was Commerce First Bank, where Mr. Morgan served as a director and as the chief executive officer and president from the commencement of operations in 2000 until the bank was sold to Sandy Spring Bancorp in June of 2012. Immediately after the sale, Mr. Morgan remained with Sandy Spring Bancorp and served as a Regional President until his departure in June of 2014. Since July of 2014, he has served as a senior management consultant and as a member of the board of directors of the Phillips Corporation of Hanover, Maryland. He also held a cabinet level position as Director of Economic Development in the administrations of two Anne Arundel County Executives, where he managed economic and community development programs throughout Anne Arundel County Maryland. In 2016 Mr. Morgan was elected to the Board Business Finance Group Inc., a non-profit and leading mid-Atlantic processor of Small Business Administration loans as well as elected to the Board of Righttime Medical and serves as their Senior Management Consultant.
Mr. Morgan has received numerous Federal, State and Local government appointments over the span of his career. Commercial banks in the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond elected Mr. Morgan in 2010 to a 3-year term on the Board of Directors. Additionally, the Governor appointed him to the Maryland Department of Housing’s Neighborhood Business Development Loan Program and the County Executive appointed him as Chairman of Anne Arundel County’s General Development Plan. Mr. Morgan most recently served for three years as Chairman of Atlantic Central Bankers Bank. He has received a number of community and government awards including the U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Financial Services Leader of the Year” (twice) for the State of Maryland and Anne Arundel County’s “Business Leader of the Year Award” (twice). Mr. Morgan has been very active in leadership positions with community organizations including Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis and Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Central Maryland, Leadership Anne Arundel, Anne Arundel Community College, and Maryland Economic Development Association. In October 2014, Mr. Morgan was elected to the Anne Arundel County Business Hall of Fame in recognition of his business and community involvement contributions. Mr. Morgan is currently a member of the Audit Committee of the boards of directors of both Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank as well as the Howard Bank Asset Quality Committee.
Mr. Smith has served as a director of Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank since 2012. Mr. Smith is a practicing attorney and has been a partner at the law firm of DLA Piper LLP (US) since 1983. He is currently the Co-chair of the Global Corporate practice for DLA Piper and is a member of the Executive Committee of DLA Piper LLP (US), positions he has held for ten years or more. Mr. Smith’s practice focuses on the general representation of private and public companies, and includes significant experience relating to mergers and acquisitions and the public offering of securities. Mr. Smith also has served on the boards of several not-for-profit entities, and is presently a member of the Board of Trustees of CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Smith is currently a member of the Compensation Committee of the Boards of Directors of both Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank.
Ms. Staton has served as a director of Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank since 2009. Ms. Staton is an attorney and member of the Maryland Bar since 1982. Her professional experience includes 13 years with the law firm of Piper & Marbury (now DLA Piper) where she was elected partner in 1993. Her commercial litigation practice included the representation of financial institutions and other businesses in state and federal courts and commercial arbitrations. Following a period of service as a Maryland circuit court judge, Ms. Staton was appointed Deputy Attorney General of the State of Maryland in 1997, a position she held until 2006. As chief deputy, she assisted the Attorney General with supervision of an office of nearly 600 employees, a multi-million dollar budget and responsibility for: the delivery of legal advice, counsel and representation of all branches of Maryland government; enforcement of the state’s Securities, Antitrust and Consumer Protection laws; criminal investigations; and representation of the State in all criminal appellate appeals. Since leaving her Deputy Attorney General position, Ms. Staton has served in numerous volunteer capacities including the Maryland State Board of Education (since 2009), a trustee of the Howard County Bar Foundation, the Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland and the Baltimore Education Scholarship Trust. She also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Law School during 2008. Ms. Staton is currently the Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the boards of directors of both Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank.
Ms. McGraw was elected a director of Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank in March 2015. Ms. McGraw retired from McCormick and Company, Inc. , where she was employed from 1977 until 2007 and served as member of their board of directors from 1992 to 2007. While employed at McCormick, Ms. McGraw was promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Relations. In this role she worked closely with the CEO and the Board on executive succession planning and senior level recruitment, executive compensation, acquisitions, divestitures, and integration of acquired companies. As a corporate function head, she provided strategic leadership to McCormick’s HR function and the world-wide HR staff. During her 15 years as a member of the McCormick Board of Directors, she also served as Secretary to the Compensation Committee of the Board. Ms. McGraw also served 12 years on the Board of GBMC Healthcare, Inc., and she served as both Vice Chair of the Board and Compensation Committee Chair. She currently serves on the Board of Chimes International, Ltd., where she is Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Compensation Committee. She is a past President of Network 2000, Inc., an organization dedicated to the advancement of women into executive and Board positions. In addition to serving as President, she has also served on the Board of Directors, on the Executive Committee, and as Chair of the Women on Corporate Boards, Nominating, and Strategic Planning Committees. Ms. McGraw has been honored by The Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women, named as a Distinguished Alumna by Mercy High School in Baltimore MD, received a Business Leader Award from the Maryland YWCA, and selected as a Distinguished Woman by the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.
Mr. Gary R. Bozel, was elected a director of Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank in August of 2015. Mr. Bozel is a CPA and Managing Principal at Gary R. Bozel & Associates PA and sits on the Board of Towson Golf and Country Club.
Mr. Bozel was previously employed as Chairman of Northfield Bancorp, Inc. and Chairman of Northfield Federal Savings. He is also a former Independent Director at Patapsco Bancorp, Inc. and a former director on Patapsco Bancorp, Inc.
Mr. O'Neill was elected a director of Howard Bancorp and Howard Bank in August of 2015. Mr. O'Neill is a CPA, a Partner at Hertzbach & Co. PA, Chief Operating Officer at Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc., a Member at The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a Member at Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. O'Neill was previously employed as Managing Partner by Wolpoff & Co. and a Managing Director by RSM McGladrey, Inc. He is also the former Chairman at Patapsco Bancorp, Inc. and former Chairman at The Patapsco Bank. He received his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University.