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Howard Bank’s Scully elected chair of Md. Bankers Association

Mary Ann Scully

Mary Ann Scully, chairman, president and CEO of Howard Bank, headquartered in Ellicott City, has been elected chairman of the Maryland Bankers Association for 2011-2012.

She has also served as chairman of the Government Relations Council and Maryland BankPAC.

Scully was one of the founding officers of Howard Bank and headed its organizing committee before the bank opened in 2004. Scully previously had worked at Allfirst, formerly First National Bank of Maryland and now M&T, where she rose to executive vice president of regional banking/community banking.

She is also chair of the Columbia Foundation’s board of trustees and serves on the board of trustees of Howard County General Hospital.

Scully was a 2005 Alumni Laureate honoree of Loyola College Maryland.

Mary Ann Scully

Education: Seton Hill University (Greensburg, Pa.) and Loyola University (Baltimore).

Resides in: West Friendship, Md. (rural Howard County)

Daily commute: Depends on where I am headed — I spend a good deal of time in my car — 30 minutes to our head office in Ellicott City, 35 minutes to our regional office in Annapolis and 40 minutes to our many clients and activities in Baltimore (note that nothing is 15 minutes away —that’s the rural Howard County piece … but nothing is an hour’s crawl along any Beltways either.)

Recent vacation: Spring break in Venice, Italy — a magical return for me but the first time for my husband and son.

Hobbies: Reading, running and antiquing.

Favorite books: Lots of historical fiction and economic/trade history: “Absalom, Absalom,” “Cold Mountain” and “Killer Angels” (my personal Civil war trilogy); “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet,” “The Girl with a Pearl Earring” and “Splendid Exchange” (touching on fond memories of the Dutch); “The Red Tent,” “The Kite Runner” and anything by Donna Leon, P.D. James or Malcolm Gladwell.

Most recently read: “The Post-American World” by Fareed Zakaria.

Favorite food: Soft-shell crabs

Favorite quotation:  “Life is what you make of Plan B.”

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