Howard Bank Names Former Old Line Bank Executive Thomas Mee as Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, Senior Lender
BALTIMORE, MD, April 29, 2020 – Howard Bank, a community-focused commercial bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore area, announced today that it has named former Old Line Bank senior lender Thomas Mee Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, Senior Lender.
A banker for 25 years, Mee will use his broad base of experience and extensive connections to help build Howard’s commercial real estate portfolio.
“We are thrilled to have another seasoned commercial banking professional join Howard Bank,” said Rob Kunisch, President and Chief Operating Officer. “We continue to add extraordinarily talented bankers to our team who are looking to join an organization that has momentum, serves small and mid-sized businesses and is committed to its customers in the Greater Baltimore region.”
“Thomas has a tremendous breadth of experience as a commercial real estate lender and he will make an immediate impact at the bank,” said Frank Turner, Chief Commercial Banking Officer of Howard Bank. “He understands our markets and we are excited to have Tom join our commercial real estate banking team.”
John G. Mangan, Howard Bank’s Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate team lead, said “with the massive market disruptions this year, first from several bank mergers and then from the Covid-19 pandemic, the need for a strong, local, community bank like Howard Bank is more important than ever. We are excited to have Thomas, and extremely talented, commercial banker, join our team. His passion, integrity and local market knowledge makes him a great fit for our team. Lending for Howard Bank and for Thomas is always personal.”
Mee joined EagleBank as Vice President, Relationship Manager, in the Commercial Real Estate Department in the early 2000s. In this role, he was responsible for structuring commercial loans including, office buildings, retail centers, multifamily properties, land development and construction. Mee also oversaw a $125 million real estate portfolio and produced over $300 million in new commitments. In 2008, he was named Senior Vice President, Senior Real Estate Officer, where he managed a $1 billion commercial real estate portfolio and over 20 employees. Mee oversaw the growth of his department from $450 million to over $1 billion since his promotion in 2008.
In 2012, Mee joined Old Line Bank and was a voting member of the Management Loan Committee and a top producing senior lender and team leader. He was also involved in the due diligence associated with Old Line Bank’s acquisition of three local community banks.
Mee graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He also graduated from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking from the University of Pennsylvania.