Howard Bank Vice President Adam Stull Named to the Howard County Arts Council Board of Directors

Howard Bank, a growth-focused community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore area, announced today that its vice president of sales, Adam Stull, has been named to the Howard County Arts Council Board of Directors.

As a new board member of the Arts Council, Stull will serve for two years on the Audit and Celebration committees where he will assist with fundraising campaigns, set policy, help meet legal requirements, and serve as a trustee of the council’s assets and resources. Stull is not the only Howard Bank executive involved in the Arts Council. Steve Poynot, chief information officer of Howard Bank, sits on the council’s Strategic Initiatives – Physical Campus and Finance committees. 

“It’s an honor to join the board of the Howard County Arts Council,” Stull said. “I spend time helping local businesses thrive, but in order for any business to grow, it’s community has to be strong. This means investing in talent and creative thinking, giving our neighbors spaces to develop their skills at a reasonable cost. The Art’s Council has been making this impact for 37 years, including its recent efforts to fundraise for local artists after our historic flood in Ellicott City this year. I’m looking forward to seeing what programs we can launch this year.” 

The Howard County Arts Council is a multi-purpose arts organization that awards grants to local art groups and schools and manages the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City.  The art center is a valuable community resource that provides a place for artists and people of all ages and skill levels to learn, work and grow.  The council sponsors 10 to 12 exhibitions a year, awards over $600,000 in grants, provides low-cost studio space and offers year-round classes.

“Our success as a multi-purpose arts agency and advocate for the arts relies on us to carefully select our board members,” said Coleen West, Executive Director of Howard County Arts Council. “To ensure the future of the arts in Howard County, we welcome local companies like Howard Bank, who believe that supporting local talent is a necessity. Adam’s valuable banking expertise will be an asset to the Arts Council as we expand programming in our County while making strategic, financially responsible decisions.” 

At Howard Bank, Stull is responsible for branch sales in 21 locations including deposit gathering, outside business development, and lending. Stull also played an integral role as part of the merger conversion team with 1st Mariner Bank, where he helped prepare branch employees for system conversion, new deposit product launch, and developed deposit retention strategies. Before the merger, Stull was vice president, regional manager of 1st Mariner Bank where he led 14 branch managers.

In addition to Stull’s board appointment, he has also been a member of the Academy of Finance for Howard County Schools, as well as a committee member for the Flower City Habitat Humanity Development organization. Stull graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and a minor in sociology.

About the Howard County Arts Council

The Howard County Arts Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the citizens of Howard County by fostering the arts, artists and arts organizations.  The Howard County Arts Council receives major grants from the Howard County Government and the Maryland State Arts Council and sustaining annual support from corporate, foundation and individual sponsors.  Howard County Arts Council offices are located at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043.  The Howard County Center for the Arts is an accessible facility encouraging the full participation of individuals with disabilities.  For information, call 410.313.ARTS (2787), fax 410.313.2790, or email [email protected]

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