Mary Ann Scully Named Baltimore Museum of Industry’s 2018 Industrialist of the Year

Baltimore, Maryland, May 6, 2018 

Mary Ann Scully will be presented with the 2018 William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year Award from the Baltimore Museum of Industry at a luncheon on Thursday, June 14 , 2018.

|Scully is the Chief Executive Officer of Howard Bank and chairs the bank’s board of directors. With its acquisition of 1st Mariner Bank in early 2018, Howard Bank became the largest bank headquartered in Baltimore, with consolidated assets of approx imately $2.1 billion. Howard Bank is focused on serving small and medium-sized businesses as well as families throughout the Greater Baltimore region.

Named for the city’s former mayor and one of the early champions of the museum, the Industrialist of the Year award was introduced in 2004 to recognize and celebrate Maryland’s visionary business leaders distinguished by their innovat ive approaches to industry and dedication to the well-being of their communities. The award is presented at a business networking luncheon each spring at the Baltimore Museum of Industry and raises funds in support of the BMI’s educational programs. Each year, the museum’s hands-on programs serve more than 30,000 school visitors and enhance the state curri culum standards in social studies, language arts, math, and science.

"Howard Bank’s recent acquisition makes it the region’s largest locally based bank and its entrepreneurial spirit and community involvement embodies what this award celebrates — local ingenuity and innovation," says Anita Kassof, executive director of the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

"It is an honor to be recognized by the Baltimore Museum of Industry as Industrialist of the Year," Scully said . "The Museum is an organization uniquely focused on preserving , extending and educating citizens, tourists and our students on the legacy of the entrepreneurs and industry leaders who built the great city of Baltimore. As a bank uniquely focused on helping today’s Baltimore businesses to grow, we value intensely that legacy as well. We see Howard Bank helping to support a new generation of innovators, ent repreneurs, manufacturers and business leaders who will propel our city forward and ensure that 21st century companies are some day profiled in the Museum."

A Past Chair of the Maryland Bankers Association, Scully serves on the Baltimore Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC Community Advisory board and is a member of the Community Banking Council of the American Bankers Association.

Native of another city built by industrialists, Pittsburgh, Scully entered banking when she took a job with the First National Bank of Maryland after graduating from Seton Hill University and earned an MBA from Loyola University in 1979. She moved steadily into leadership positions at the bank, which rebranded itself as Allfirst Bank in 1999, eventually overseeing its community and middle-market banking operations. Scully, with three colleagues, founded a community bank in Howard County focused on local businesses. Howard Bank opened in August 2004 and has consistently grown both organically and by acquisition expanding its shareholder base, client reach, impact and relevance through multiple capital raises.

Scully’s commitment to community extends beyond the banking sphere. She is a trustee and president of the board of the Associated Catholic Charities, a trustee and corporate campaign co -chair of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a board member and second vice chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee, and a trustee of Mount St. Joseph College/High School. Scully has received numerous honors. In 2007 , she was recognized as an honoree in the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame; she was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the How ard County Chamber of Commerce. She received the Howard County "Good Scout" award from the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 2011 and a Distinguished Woman award from the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. In 2002, 2005 and 2007, Scully was recognized as one of Maryland ’ s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, was a 2008, 2012 and 2016 Daily Record Influential Marylander, a 2012, 2015 and 2016 Most Admired CEO and was a winner of a 2012 Trailblazer Award presented by the Baltimore Center Club. She is a Loyola University Alumni laureate and a Seton Hill University Distinguished Alumna. She w as named one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in Banking by the American Banker in 2016 and 2017. She was named a regional E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017, a top community banker by the American Banker in 2017, and a Power 10 CEO by the Baltimore Business Journal.

Sponsors for the Industrialist of the Year event include: Howard Bank, ASR Group/Domino Sugar, The Baltimore Sun , BGE, Baker Donelson, Baltimore Business Journal , Whiting-Turner, Bentley, H&S Bakery, HUB, Jmore , Len the Plumber, Planit, WYPR, Ellin & Tucker, Miles & Stockbridge, T. Rowe Price, Rossman, Hurt and Hoffman, Inc., and BD Diagnostics.

For event information, sponsorship opportunities, or to p urchase tables or tickets visit or contact Deborah Cardin 410-727-4808 ext. 129 or [email protected]

ABOUT THE BMI: The Baltimore Museum of Industry celebrates Maryland ’ s industrial legacy and shows how innovation fuels ongoing progress. Our exhibitions, educational programs, and collections engage visitors in the stories of the people who built Baltimore and those who shape the region’s future.

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