Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance
Propelling Women to Grow to their Full Potential
The mission of the Council of Professional Women in Banking is to encourage, empower, and inspire women to reach their goals in their banking and finance careers through ongoing education, personal and professional development, innovative programs and activities, and opportunities for mentoring to enable them to reach for GOLD – Growth, Opportunity, Leadership, and Development.
2018 Annual Conference
The Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance hosted its Sixth Annual Conference on May 3rd at the University of Maryland University College Marriott & Conference Center in College Park, Maryland, which attracted close to 300 professional women in the banking and finance industry across the Mid-Atlantic Region.
This year’s conference theme was Propelling You Forward which featured invigorating, motivational, and inspirational presentations from nationally-acclaimed speakers, including Dorothy Savarese, Chairman, President & CEO, Cape Cod Five Mutual Company and Immediate Past Chair of the American Bankers Association; Shelley Row, P.E., Speaker and Consultant, Shelley Row Associates LLC; Kate Delaney, Speaker, Radio Host and Emmy-Award Winning Journalist, DelaneyMediaGroup; and Jennifer McKinnon, Speaker, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Maryland Chapter.
The Conference sponsors were: •Frederick County Bank •Wells Fargo •Capital One Bank, N.A. •M&T Bank •Mercantile Processing, Inc. •Queenstown Bank of Maryland •Revere Bank •Community Bank of the Chesapeake •Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta •First United Bank & Trust •HighRock •Howard Bank •Miles & Stockbridge •NFP | Meltzer Group •Sandler O’Neill + Partners •Sandy Spring Bank •The Columbia Bank •The Harbor Bank of Maryland •Woodsboro Bank •Thinking Ahead •YHB | CPAs & Consultants •Route One Apparel
Congratulations to the following 2018 recipients of the Council’s prestigious achievement awards which were announced at the Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance Sixth Annual Conference on May 3, 2018.
Achievement Award Tracy Whitby-Fairall, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Queenstown Bank of Maryland In recognition of her outstanding achievements in the banking industry and service in the community.
Champion for Women Award Rosa Scharf, Senior Vice President of Small Business Administration of Howard Bank In recognition of her commitment to promote and inspire women in the workplace and leadership in the community.
GOLD Award Lynne Pulford, Senior Vice President and Division Executive-Mortgage of Sandy Spring Bank In recognition of her leadership excellence, innovative thinking, and commitment to community service.
Lifetime Achievement Award Mary Ann Scully, Chairman & CEO of Howard Bank, In recognition of her outstanding service and dedication to the banking industry.