Howard Bank, a growth-focused community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the greater Baltimore area, promoted Drew McKone to executive vice president and chief deposit officer.
As chief deposit officer, McKone oversees all aspects of the branch network and the consumer lending department, including the development and execution of a strategic plan to align with the bank’s business plan and goals.
A former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, McKone came to Howard with more than 20 years of banking experience. Most recently, he served as the chief of staff for the Maryland Department of Human Resources and has held various management positions at both Capital One Bank and M&T Bank in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.
ABOUT DREW McKONE
Dickerson, Montgomery County
Virginia Military Institute, 1988 BA History/Psychology; Georgetown University, 2007 Master’s Degree in Leadership
How did your military career help position you for a career in banking?
As a young officer, you learn responsibility and discipline in a very meaningful way. As a senior officer, you learn the importance of strategic planning and that the value is as much in the process as it is in the execution. In general, you learn and practice leadership at all levels and you experience the value of being part of something bigger than yourself.
If you had not chosen banking as a profession, what profession would you chose and why?
I would likely be in some capacity of a first responder. My father was a Montgomery County Police Officer and as a Marine, you instinctually run towards danger.
Recent or favorite vacation:
My favorite vacation is my “next” vacation!
When I want to relax, I…
I live on a small farm with wife of 30 years. When I’m not with my three granddaughters, I am tending to chickens, horses, over 200,000 honey bees and getting some “tractor” therapy
Favorite movie and books:
Favorite movie is “Tombstone.” At any given time, I am reading at least two books: one on self-improvement and another on U.S. history.
I have a lot of favorite quotes but the one that is printable: “You may be whatever you resolve to be” Stonewall Jackson