Mary Ann Scully, who co-founded and grew Howard Bank into a major player in the state’s financial services industry, has been named the next dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland.
Scully will begin in the role on July 1.
“Scully’s career experience, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and deep appreciation for Loyola’s Jesuit values will prepare our students for internships, job opportunities, and lifetimes of personal and professional success,” said Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Ph.D., NCC, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Scully co-founded Howard Bank and served as its chairman and CEO until the bank was sold to F.N.B. Corporation in January. The deal was finalized Feb. 7.
During her 18 years of leadership with the bank, she grew its assets from $17 million to $2.6 billion. Prior to joining Howard Bank, she worked in key leadership and management roles for First National Bank of Maryland, later Allfirst Financial, leading the firm in its international growth, driving strategic planning and business development, and building key partnerships.
“I have been intentionally thinking about my next opportunity to be relevant and have an impact. This opportunity at Loyola offers an important intersection of the expertise that I’ve built up over the years, the experiences that I’ve had, and — very importantly — the networks I’ve built,” Scully said. “I want to leverage my experiences and my networks so that together we can ensure that Loyola is a powerhouse — and help our students create their own legacies of success and impact.”
Scully earned her MBA in Finance from Loyola in 1979 and has a bachelor’s in American studies from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She has served on boards of many local nonprofits and educational institutions. She is currently vice chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee and serves on the boards for the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Mount St. Joseph High School and the Inner Arbor Trust.
“Mary Ann Scully has had tremendous business success throughout her career, and she brings to the role a wealth of expertise and experience in forging relationships,” said Robert Cawley, Loyola Trustee and co-chair of the search committee with John Coppola, vice president for finance and administration/treasurer for Loyola. “The relationships she has built are within Baltimore, but they also extend throughout the region, nation, and in certain parts of the world. I look forward to seeing how those connections can pay off in significant ways for our students and for our alumni.”
At Loyola, Scully has served as a trustee and member of the Sellinger Board of Sponsors. She is highly acclaimed as a community leader throughout the region, gaining several recognitions such as being named a Henry Rosenberg Distinguished Citizen, a member of The Baltimore Sun’s Business and Civic Hall of Fame, the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s Industrialist of the Year, and a member of The Daily Record’s Inaugural Power 100, Influential Marylanders, and Top 100 Women, and American Bankers’ National 25 Women to Watch.
Founded in 1980, Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management offers eight undergraduate majors and seven undergraduate minors as well as full-time, part-time and fully online MBA and Master of Accounting programs. In-person classes are available on campuses in Baltimore, Columbia and Timonium.