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 13 Maryland Bankers Honored as “Next Leaders in Banking”

ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 14, 2013).  The Next Leaders in Banking Awards were introduced in 2011 by the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA), in partnership with The Warren Group, publisher of MBA’s quarterly magazine The Maryland Banker, to recognize bankers who are "rising stars" and who are on course to be the "Next Leaders in Banking".

To be eligible, all of the following requirements must be met to be considered for the Next Leaders in Banking Award:
1) Work at a Maryland bank; 2) Be age 50 or under at any time in 2013; 3) Be an outstanding employee, manager, or business leader; and 4) Make a notable impact within their bank or community.  The Next Leaders in Banking are chosen independently by a panel of unbiased judges. 

This select group of 13 leaders has made numerous contributions to their banks and the communities they serve.  All of them embody the banking industry’s foremost commitment of putting customers and communities first. 

At an awards luncheon held in conjunction with MBA’s BankNext event on Thursday, November 7 at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum, Maryland, the MBA was excited to honor the following 13 recipients for this year’s Next Leaders in Banking Awards: 

Clarence Campbell, Jr.,
Area President, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Chris Chick, Senior Vice President - Commercial Executive, Susquehanna Bank
Tiffany Cox, Branch Manager, Baltimore County Savings Bank
Corey Galinsky, Vice President of Residential Mortgages, Severn Savings Bank
Jessica Grzybowski, Head Teller, Old Line Bank
Sean Hough, Vice President, Commercial Banking, The Columbia Bank
Dawn Lewis, Audit Manager, First United Bank & Trust
Jessica Moliere,
Vice President, Branch Manager, Sandy Spring Bank
Brian Oettinger, Vice President, Sandy Spring Bank
Heather Parsons, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources Director, Bank of Ocean City
Timothy Rozalski, Vice President, Marketing Director, Howard Bank
Chris Skandalis, Vice President, CFG Community Bank
Joseph Zajdel, Vice President, Commercial Banking, The Columbia Bank

According to MBA President and CEO Kathleen Murphy, “The 2013 Class of Next Leaders in Banking set the bar incredibly high for those who follow.  They are truly, the Gold Standard.”

banks hold $120 billion in deposits and employ 47,600 banking professionals.  Ninety-six percent of the banks in Maryland are well capitalized (the highest regulatory designation).  MBA’s member banks hold 97 percent of the FDIC insured deposits in Maryland in more than 1,800 branch offices.  MBA serves member banks as a legislative and regulatory advocate at all levels of government, as the public relations voice for the industry, as a provider of professional education to members and as a promoter of financial education to the community.



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