Howard Bank Hires 30-Year Commercial Banking Veteran Jeffery Long
BALTIMORE, MD, August 25, 2020- Howard Bank, a growth-focused community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore area, announced today that it has hired veteran commercial banker Jeffery Long as Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager.
Long will be responsible for building Howard Bank’s commercial banking client base in the region by developing strategic relations. He will also focus on generating loans, deposits and treasury management.
“We are thrilled to add Jeff to our growing commercial banking team,” said Robert Kunisch, President and Chief Operating Officer of Howard Bank. “He brings with him knowledge of the Baltimore region, industry connections and more than 30 years of experience.”
Prior to joining Howard, Long served as a banker in the region for over a decade. Most recently, Long spent six years at Fulton Financial Corporation as a Senior Vice President Relationship Manager. He began his commercial banking career in 1989 at Maryland National bank as a management trainee and eventually joined First Union as a Financial Consultant. In 2005, First Union merged with Wachovia, allowing Long to establish a portfolio of more than $150 million in new opportunities and oversee loan processes. Shortly after the merger, he was promoted to Senior Vice President. He worked at Wachovia until 2008 and then joined M&T Bank where he served as Senior Vice President Relationship Manager until 2014.
While working at Wachovia, M&T and Fulton, Long was a consistent top performer, created and managed large networks of clients and developed business opportunities in untapped regions.
“After 31 years working in banking in Baltimore, I wanted to work for a Baltimore bank that understands my market and will give me the best chance to take care of my long-time clients,” Long said. “It’s an honor to work for an organization that cares for the communities where it operates and holds itself to high standards.”
Long graduated from Brown University in 1989 with a dual major in Business Management and Business Economics.