Howard Bank Vice President recognized by Maryland Bankers Association
Howard Bank Press Release:
May 9, 2021
Howard Bank, a commercial-oriented community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals, is proud to announce that Michelle Coates, Senior Vice President and Director of Treasury Sales, has been honored by the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA ) with its Champion for Women 2021 award.
Now in its seventh year, the Champion for Women Award recognizes senior executives who, through their personal commitment, continually encourage and inspire women in the workplace to reach their full potential. The recognition is part of the Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance Awards of Excellence program.
With over 30 years of experience in the Maryland banking industry, Coates is responsible for working directly with Howard Bank’s business relationship managers to provide cash management services to businesses.
She is a founding member of the company’s Women in Leadership committee, which has helped create an environment that recognizes, cultivates and uses the talent of women to develop leadership qualities in a group setting. In 2020, Coates helped move the committee to a remote environment and continued to provide mentorship to help employees advance in their careers.
“Michelle is an exemplary leader at Howard Bank. She combines, in a totally unique way, invaluable expertise and experience with a genuine commitment to her colleagues and community. She has continuously helped many young employees learn to navigate the banking industry and as the founder of our Women in Leadership committee, she has helped employees enhance their careers, ”said Mary Ann Scully, CEO and President of Howard Bank. “Her work goes beyond her role and she has, in addition to her mentorship, been recognized for her support of financial literacy and her work to improve civil and human rights in the region. We congratulate Michelle on this honor and thank her for living our brand day in and day out. “
As a leader of Howard Bank and an active member of the banking and Maryland committees, Coates has been recognized by many organizations including the Young Women’s Christian Association of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County for her tribute to women and industry, the Top 100 Women of the Daily Record. and the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee in Annapolis for its Fannie Lou Hamer Award.
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