The Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) has announced the graduation of 11 banking professionals from its annual Maryland Banking School program. Over the course of three years, the students worked with top banking industry leaders towards enhancing their individual and corporate performance, knowledge, and skills through peer networking and leadership development.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) is proud to announce the graduation of 11 banking professionals from its annual Maryland Banking School program.
MBA is proud to present the following graduates, who have demonstrated a significant commitment to their respective banks and the banking industry as a whole throughout the past three years:
- Nicole Dinkins, Assistant Branch Manager, Arundel Federal Savings Bank
- Melissa Graham, Financial Systems Analyst, Sandy Spring Bank*
- Abigail Graves, Municipal Relationship Manager, Shore United Bank*
- Beverly Hershman, Lending Risk Monitoring Manager, First United Bank & Trust*
- Cody Hill, AVP, Retail Development Manager, Middletown Valley Bank*
- Anthony Interdonato, Vice President | CRE Portfolio Manager III, Sandy Spring Bank*
- Rebecca Kilikewich, VP, Loan Systems and Documentation Manager, Community Bank of the Chesapeake*
- Rod Lancaster, Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Manager, Vice President, Sandy Spring Bank*
- Alex Liberatore, Portfolio Manager, CFG Community Bank*
- Antonio Mendez, Community & Regional Senior Bank Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond*
- Travis Teal, VP, Commercial Banker, Woodsboro Bank*
Over the course of three years, Maryland Banking School students are required to participate in at least three consumer education presentations. The Class of 2022 completed 69 financial education presentations and reached 2,288 consumers. The awards for excellence in financial education are presented to the following graduates:
- Most Financial Education Presentations Award: Beverly Hershman, First United Bank & Trust, with 14 completed presentations.
- Most Consumers Reached Award: Stephanie Dulin, Shore United Bank and Abigail Graves, Shore United Bank, with 1,628 consumers reached.
MBA is also proud to announce the winners of the Board of Trustees Award and the Lilian T. Moffat Award. The Board of Trustees Award acknowledges the graduate with the highest score in the Capstone Project who has also showcased strength in leadership in addition to their academic achievements.
The 2022 Board of Trustees Award is presented to:
- Cody B. Hill, Middletown Valley Bank
The highest honor for a Maryland Banking School student, the Lilian T. Moffat Award, was created in honor of Lilian Moffat, a dedicated MBA staff member who served the banking industry and Association for 27 years. The award is presented to the top graduate based upon scholastic achievement, including consistent exemplary coursework and outstanding leadership.
The 2022 Lilian T. Moffat Award is presented to:
- Melissa Graham, Sandy Spring Bank
The Maryland Banking School's students also completed a service project with the Prince George's Child Resource Center, Inc. to provide a total of 72 backpacks filled with school supplies for families in need.
"This year's Maryland Banking School graduates are true professionals," said Ramon Looby, President and CEO of the Maryland Bankers Association. "We are proud of the commitment each and every one of these individuals made to dedicate themselves to the mastery of their field and their own personal development. We wish the class of 2022 continued success ahead, and we look forward to celebrating all that they will accomplish."
- Denotes graduation with Honors
About the Maryland Bankers Association:
Founded in 1896, the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) is the only Maryland-based trade group representing banks in the state. MBA's member banks employ about 28,266 banking professionals in nearly 1,490 branch offices across the state. To find out more information, please visit https://www.mdbankers.com/.
Red Banyan, Maryland Bankers Association, 954-379-2115, [email protected]
SOURCE Maryland Bankers Association