Howard Bank Promotes McKone and Klein to Chief Deposit Officer and Director of Branch Distribution Respectively

Baltimore, MD, June 12, 2019

Howard Bank, a growth-focused community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore area, announced today it has promoted executives Drew McKone and Chandra Klein.

McKone has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Deposit Officer and Chandra Klein has been promoted to Vice President, Director of Branch Distribution. Klein will report to McKone.

“We are thrilled to name Drew and Chandra to two key leadership positions,” said Rob Kunisch, President of Howard Bank.  “Both are top strategists and highly respected by their colleagues. They will have an impact leading our deposit and branch efforts as Howard continues to grow and our customer base evolves.”

As Chief Deposit Officer, McKone oversees all aspects of the branch network and the consumer lending department, including the development and execution of a strategic plan to align with the bank’s business plan and goals.

A former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, McKone came to Howard with more than 20 years of banking experience. Most recently, he served as the Chief of Staff for the Maryland Department of Human Resources and has held various management positions at both Capital One Bank and M&T Bank in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Leadership from Georgetown University, and has a Bachelor of Arts, History and Psychology from Virginia Military Institute, Lexington.

As Director of Branch Distribution, Klein oversees the bank’s 19-branch system throughout the Baltimore region with 17 branch managers reporting to her. Klein has experience as a branch manager, business developer and most recently as the branch administration officer responsible for operations making her well prepared for this new role.

 “Both Drew and Chandra embody Howard Bank’s brand pillars: Passionate, Agile, Invested and Insightful,” Kunisch said. “We look forward to watching them develop."

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