BERLIN, MD (October 22, 2020) – Taylor Bank is proud to announce that Dominique Bias, Operations Supervisor, and Lee Chisholm, VP, Loan and Business Development Officer, were among 26 banking professionals to graduate from the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) Emerging Leaders “Champion” Program earlier this month.
Nationally and state recognized, MBA’s Emerging Leaders “Champion” Program, now in its 5th year, provides a structured leadership development program tailored to meet the needs of Maryland banks and bankers. Champions cultivate skills in the banking industry by becoming involved in leadership development, peer networking, and learning knowledge sessions with industry, community and advocacy leaders.
Over the course of the year-long program the 2020 Emerging Leader “Champions” met, both virtually and in-person, for seven different “anchor meetings” at locations across Maryland, completed a professional development and an advocacy requirement, and organized an Emerging Leaders community service project.
“Investing in, and developing the next generation of local community bankers is an important strategic initiative at Taylor Bank, and that means ensuring that our employees are exposed to educational programs and continuing professional development such as the MBA Emerging Leaders “Champion” Program,” said Raymond M. Thompson, President and CEO. “We are proud of Dominique and Lee’s success, and we thank them for their hard work and dedication to this program for the past year. I know they will utilize the knowledge and experience they have gained to continue to serve the bank well.”