Sandy Spring Bank announced today that it has appointed Michael Burke as Treasurer and Division Executive.
Division Executive Brings More Than 30 Years of Experience
OLNEY, Md., Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sandy Spring Bank announced today that Michael J. Burke has joined the company as Treasurer and Division Executive. Burke will focus on leading a strong and dynamic Treasury team and enabling the bank to continue to deliver competitive and sophisticated financial solutions. With an eye towards effectively managing risk and optimizing the bank’s overall performance, Burke will also help the bank manage regulatory requirements as the company continues to grow and expand its presence throughout the Greater Washington D.C. region.
“Michael brings a wealth of experience in global, regional and community banking to our team,” said Philip J. Mantua, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Sandy Spring Bank. “He brings fresh ideas that will help us elevate our capabilities and continue to gain momentum in this highly competitive market.”
With more than 30 years of banking experience, Burke joins Sandy Spring Bank from United Community Banks, Inc., in Blairsville, GA, where he was Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to that position, Burke was Senior Vice President and Manager of Strategic Business Development at Marshall and Ilsley Corporation in Milwaukee, WI.
“With a company-wide focus on personalized client service, Sandy Spring Bank is well-positioned to grow in this market,” said Burke. “I am impressed with the bank’s track record of success, diverse product and service offerings and commitment to investing in local communities across the region.”
Sandy Spring Bank is the largest, locally-headquartered community bank in Greater Washington D.C. This year also marks the bank’s 150th anniversary. In recognition of this milestone, the bank officially launched the Sandy Spring Bank Foundation and engaged employees in several community outreach efforts, including planting 150 trees throughout the region. All employees have also been encouraged to volunteer at least 50 hours in the community and the bank is facilitating service activities throughout the year to help employees achieve this goal.
About Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.
Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc., headquartered in Olney, Maryland, is the holding company for Sandy Spring Bank. Independent and community-oriented, Sandy Spring Bank offers a broad range of commercial banking, retail banking, mortgage and trust services throughout central Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Greater Washington D.C. Through its subsidiaries, Sandy Spring Insurance Corporation and West Financial Services, Inc., Sandy Spring Bank also offers a comprehensive menu of insurance and wealth management services. Visit www.sandyspringbank.com for more information.
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