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 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.”
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 (more…)
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 (more…)
Howard 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.”
Danielle Mullin, Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at Howard Bank’s Towson branch, completed 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.