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.
2020 Annual Conference
The Maryland Bankers Association's Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance will host its Eighth Annual Conference on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at The Hotel at the University of Maryland, 7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland 20740, which attracts close to 300 professional women in the banking and finance industry across the Mid-Atlantic Region.
This year’s conference theme is "Vision 20/20: See. Achieve. Believe." - which will feature invigorating, motivational, and inspirational presentations from nationally-acclaimed speakers.
Sponsorship Opportunties are also available. For questions, please contact any of the following MBA team members for more information: Cindy Gentilcore (443-837-1602) Ann DeVilbiss (443-837-1606)
2020 Achievement Awards
Nominations for 2020 Achievement Awards is now closed. The 2020 award recipients will be announced at the 2020 Annual Conference on Thursday, May 7, 2020.
Below are the 2019 recipients of the Council’s prestigious achievement awards:
2019 Achievement Award In recognition of her outstanding achievements in the banking industry and service in the community
Amalia Kastberg Division Executive, Marketing Sandy Spring Bank
2019 Champion for Women Award In recognition of her commitment to promote and inspire women in the workplace and leadership in the community
Myrna Kennedy Senior Vice President Senior Credit Officer, Commercial Side Howard Bank
2019 GOLD Award In recognition of her leadership excellence, innovative thinking, and commitment to community service
Donna Stevens Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Shore Bancshares, Inc.
2019 Lifetime Achievement Award In recognition of her outstanding service and dedication to the banking industry
Karen Stiltner Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager M&T Bank
“The MBA congratulates the 2019 award recipients who have made an indelible mark on the banking industry and the communities they serve. The awards celebrate the role of women in promoting the success of their institutions and in inspiring other women in the banking industry to achieve their full potential,” said Kathleen Murphy, President and CEO of the Maryland Bankers Association.
View the lists below of all of the previous award recipients in the following award categories: