Howard Bank Vice President Lance Johnson Honored with Towson University’s Prestigious Spirit of the University Award

Howard Bank, a growth-focused community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in greater Baltimore, announced today that Lance Johnson, vice president and relationship manager, is the 2018 recipient of Towson University’s Spirit of the University Award for his philanthropic efforts and dedication to the university and community.

The award - the university’s most prestigious given to a volunteer - recognizes a graduate or non-graduate who has directly influenced Towson University alumni, students and university community.

“It is such an honor to receive this award,” said Johnson, a 1993 Towson graduate who served on the Alumni Association board for 10 years and as its president for four years. “As a board we provide educational, professional, and social opportunities for our alums locally and across the country. I enjoyed representing the university and my fellow alums in the community and business community. My hope for the university is to continue to be a student first organization that provides opportunities for everyone.”

Johnson joined Howard Bank in March 2018 when it completed its acquisition and merger of First Mariner Bank. He began his banking career at First Mariner in 1999 working his way up to vice president, commercial banking relationship manager, the same position he holds today at Howard.

Prior to joining First Mariner fulltime, Johnson played professional indoor soccer with the Baltimore Blast for more than 10 years after graduating from Towson. He was a five time All-Star, won two championships and served as team captain for seven years. Johnson graduated from Towson with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Towson University Alumni Association’s mission is to provide alumni opportunities to network, stay connected with the university and give back. The association held a volunteer recognition banquet, Oct. 5, 2018, honoring Johnson and others who have dedicated time and energy to Towson University.

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