Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Welcomes Timothy Pierce and Katherine Koustenis

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Welcomes Timothy Pierce and Katherine Koustenis
Pierce and Koustenis are distinguished executives in the compliance division for Howard Bank.

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Inc. (JA), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young people to succeed in a rapidly changing economy, announced today that Timothy Pierce, chief compliance officer of Howard Bank, has been named to its board of directors.

The organization also announced that Katherine Koustenis, compliance manager and vice president at Howard Bank, has joined JA’s Associate Leadership Council.

“Tim and Katherine are two exceptional individuals who will help provide guidance around our efforts as we expand our programming to thousands of students throughout Baltimore,” said Jennifer Bodensiek, president and CEO for JA of Central Maryland. “They both bring incredible energy and a wealth of knowledge to our team of directors and the council.”

As chief compliance officer for Howard Bank, Pierce has complete oversight of the bank’s compliance management program. He has led the program as the institution expanded from a handful of branches in Howard County to more than 20 branches serving the Baltimore region. In addition to his directorship at JA, Pierce is a director with financial literacy nonprofit Guidewell Financial Solutions, a member of the Howard County Citizens Police Advisory Council and a member of the Maryland Banker’s Association Government Relations Council.

“It is an honor to join an organization that connects so many students and employers in the Baltimore region and surrounding counties,” Pierce said. “They offer a remarkable depth of programs including work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. These skills are exactly what students need to prepare for the future job market.”

Pierce received a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Tech, as well as a master’s degree in management from the University of Maryland University College. He is also a certified regulatory compliance manager and a certified anti-money laundering specialist. Pierce is currently a Maryland Banking School student with graduation expected in 2019.

As a member of JA’s Associate Leadership Council, Koustenis will act as an on-the-ground, in-house representative for Junior Achievement and the board of directors. She will be responsible for spreading the JA message at the associate level and encouraging engagement related to general awareness, volunteerism and fundraising.

“I am grateful to join such an inspirational team of people looking to make an impact in the region,” Koustenis said. “At Howard Bank we pride ourselves on developing relationships with the community, and Junior Achievement operates in the same fashion. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to work with the organization and help students accomplish their goals.”

Koustenis is a graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor of science degree in accounting and operations management. She also is a certified regulatory compliance manager, and a certified internal auditor.

About Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JACMD provides hands-on programs that show more than 46,000 K-12 students each year the realities of how careers, money and business ownership work. JA experiences are proven to give students the edge in college completion, career readiness, earning potential, and business start-up. For more information, visit www.jamaryland.org.

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