Mary Ann Scully has served as a director and the Board Chairperson, and Chief Executive Officer of Howard Bank since December 2005. She was an organizing director of and has served as a director and as the Board Chairperson, and Chief Executive Officer of Howard Bank since the founding of the Bank in 2004. She currently serves as Board Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Howard and Howard Bank. Ms. Scully was employed by Allfirst Bank (formerly known as The First National Bank of Maryland and now known as M&T Bank) from 1973 through April 2003. She served as Executive Vice President for Regional Banking from June 2001 through April 2003, Executive Vice President for Community Banking from January 2000 through June 2001, Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning from 1998 to 2000, Senior Vice President for Mergers and Acquisitions from 1996 to 1998, and Senior Vice President of International Banking from 1984 to 1996.
Mary Ann is Past Chair of the Maryland Bankers Association, past president of Catholic Charities of Maryland, Past Chair of the Community Foundation of Howard County. She is presently a trustee of the board of Associated Catholic Charities, vice chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee and a trustee of Mount St. Joseph College/High School. She is also a trustee for the Community Foundation of Howard County Real Estate She also serves as a board member of the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Ms. Scully has served as a member of the Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission and is an active member of St. Louis Parish in Clarksville, Maryland. She is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Maryland.
In 2018, Mary Ann received the Industrialist of the Year award from the Baltimore Museum of Industry. She was recognized as one of the Power 10 in Greater Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal. She was an EY regional entrepreneur winner in 2017. In 2002, 2005 and 2007, she was recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, was a 2008, 2012 and 2016 Daily Record Influential Marylander, a 2012, 2015 and 2016 Most Admired CEO and was a winner of a 2012 Trailblazer Award presented by the Baltimore Center Club. She received the Howard County “Good Scout” award from the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 2011 and the Baltimore City BSA Whitney Young Service Award in 2018. In 2007, Ms. Scully was recognized as an honoree in the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. She is a Loyola University Alumni laureate and a Seton Hill University Distinguished Alumna. She was named one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in Banking by the American Banker in 2016 and 2017.
Ms. Scully currently serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the boards of directors of both Howard and Howard Bank, as Co-Chair of the Strategic Growth Initiatives Committee of Howard, and as a member of the Asset Quality Committee of Howard Bank. She has lead the company through 7 equity and 3 debt raises and 5 business combinations since 2005.