What: Seton Hill University’s Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series will present a free public lecture by Seton Hill alumna Mary Ann Scully, CEO and Founder of Howard Bank in Baltimore, Md. Scully’s lecture, which will offer her insights into entrepreneurship and her experience as a woman in banking, is hosted by Seton Hill University’s Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities.
When: Tuesday, October 18, at 6 p.m.
Where: Reeves Auditorium, Seton Hill University main campus.
Who: Mary Ann Scully is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Howard Bank and chairs the bank’s board of directors. She is a lifelong banker with over 30 years of varied executive experiences in the Maryland marketplace. In 2003, she headed the organizing team for Howard Bank, the first new bank to open in the county in 15 years. Howard Bank serves small and medium sized businesses in Greater Baltimore from its birthplace in Ellicott City and 16 branch offices. The bank also serves homebuyers through mortgage offices in the region. Mary Ann has successfully led the company through six equity raises and SEC Act 34 registration as well as four business combinations.
Mary Ann has been a Howard County resident since 1995. She is past-chair of the Maryland Bankers Association and past-chair of the Community Foundation of Howard County. Mary Ann is presently a trustee and Vice President of the board of Associated Catholic Charities, a trustee and corporate campaign co-chair of Kennedy Krieger Institute, a board member of the Baltimore Federal Reserve and a community advisory board member for the FDIC. She has served as a member of the Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission. She is an active member of St. Louis Parish in Clarksville, Md.
Mary Ann was recently ranked 12th on American Banker newspapers 25 Women to Watch List, which honors the top women leaders and trailblazers in banking and finance across the country. In 2007, Mary Ann was recognized as an honoree in the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame; she was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. She received the Howard County “Good Scout” award from the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 2011. In 2002 , 2005 and 2007, Mary Ann was recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, was a 2008 and 2012 Daily Record Influential Marylander, a 2012 and 2015 Most Admired CEO and was a winner of a 2012 Trailblazer Award presented by the Baltimore Center Club. She is a Loyola University Alumni laureate and a Seton Hill University Distinguished Alumna.
Background: Mary Ann Scully’s lecture will offer Seton Hill students and members of the public insight into two types of entrepreneurship – being entrepreneurial in someone else’s company and stepping out to create a new business. She will discuss the importance of having a solid business foundation, both through formal education and through real-world experience. She will also share her personal challenges as a female executive in the banking industry.
Scully’s lecture is part of The Farrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Series, which brings local, national and international business leaders to Seton Hill to share their insight while addressing current business issues and trends.
Seton Hill University created The Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities in 2009 as a result of a $2 million leadership commitment by Daniel J. Wukich, the founder of Quest Healthcare Development, Inc., to enhance the University’s Programs in Business and the Health Sciences. The Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities equips students with the entrepreneurial skills needed to address the challenges of an evolving global market – whether a student’s career path includes running his or her own business or serving as a leader within an existing one. The Wukich Center supports students through the creation of the Wukich Scholars and Wukich Interns Programs; through the initiation of The Wukich Venture Fund; and through collaborative efforts that align with the University’s Career and Professional Development Center. The Wukich Center also supports research and curriculum development for Seton Hill faculty.