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News Release – April 29, 2013
Kathleen Murphy | President and CEO | 443.837.1601 |
Cindy Gentilcore
| Senior Vice President, COO | 443.837.1602 |  




Maryland Bankers Association Launches New Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance

Annapolis, MD (April 29, 2013) – The Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) is pleased to announce the creation of a new Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance (CPWBF) which will be launched with a sell-out Inaugural Annual Conference taking place on May 2 at the BWI Hilton.  The conference, designed to benefit all individuals who serve in a leadership capacity within banks or financial institutions, includes a full line-up of nationally renowned speakers and topics consisting of Kelly McDonald of McDonald Marketing – Named #1 on the list of “26 Hot Speakers” by Successful Meetings Magazine - who will address Changes that Drive Business – Today and Tomorrow, and Jennifer Burns, Senior Vice President of Supervision Regulation and Credit, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, who will discuss the regulatory landscape.

CPWBF’s mission is to encourage, empower, and inspire women to reach their goals in their banking and finance careers through ongoing education, and personal and professional development.  Innovative programs and activities enable them to reach for the GOLDGrowth, Opportunity, Leadership, and Development.  The Council will offer mentoring and networking opportunities throughout the year with an annual
conference on the first Thursday each May.

According to MBA's President & CEO, Kathleen Murphy, "Professional women comprise a significant percentage of the banking industry work force.  We are thrilled to acknowledge the important role of women in the industry's success through the creation of this dynamic infrastructure. The Council will promote mentoring and networking throughout the year to enable women to achieve their professional and personal goals."

Guiding this effort is the Council's Advisory Board which is comprised of the following individuals:

Denise Pope, Chairman
Robert DeAlmeida, MBA Chairman-Elect and President & CEO, Hamilton Bank
Delia Denny, Executive Vice President, Easton Bank & Trust Company
Allyson DuPont, Human Resources Manager, Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company
Christy Lombardi, Vice President & Director of Human Resources, Community Bank of Tri-County
Irvina Mallory, Senior Vice President, Private Banking Officer, The Harbor Bank of Maryland
Michael Middleton, MBA Chairman and Chairman and CEO, Community Bank of Tri County
Dushanti Peiris, Vice President, Sandy Spring Bank
Jennifer Rice, Branch Manager, Woodsboro Bank
Carissa Rodeheaver, President and Chief Financial Officer, First United Bank & Trust
Karen Stiltner, Vice President, M&T Bank
Kelly Whitley, Senior Vice President, State Government Relations, Bank of America


Founded in 1896, MBA’s member banks hold 97% of the FDIC insured deposits in Maryland in more than 1,800 branch offices. MBA serves member banks and thrifts 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 a promoter of financial education to the community.



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