Dr. James Johnson, Jr. Joins the Severn Bank Board of Directors

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Severn Savings Bank, FSB (Severn) announced the appointment of Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr. to its Board of Directors. The addition increases the number of Severn Bank directors to 13.

“The addition of Dr. Johnson to Severn Bank’s Board of Directors ensures the Bank continues to benefit from a diversity of knowledge and opinions. Jim will make an excellent board member due to his proven leadership skills and can-do attitude. We look forward to benefiting from his knowledge and experience,” said Alan J. Hyatt, president and chief executive officer.

Dr. Johnson is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and former dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences at Howard University. Dr. Johnson is a member of the National Research Council’s Division of Earth and Life Studies oversight committee, chair of the U.S. EPA National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, chair of the Anne Arundel Community College (MD) Board of Trustees and president of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges. He has authored over 60 scholarly articles, contributed to four books, co-edited two books, and is the 2005 recipient of the National Society of Black Engineers’ Lifetime Achievement Award in Academia.

Regarding his appointment Dr. Johnson commented, “The decision to serve on Severn’s Board was an easy one. The Bank’s goal to address the unique needs of its customers in a timely manner, its community outreach activities and environmentally friendly outlook are all consistent with my life’s values. I welcome the opportunity to contribute to its future success.”

About Severn Savings Bank
Founded in 1946, Severn Savings Bank, FSB is a full-service community bank offering a wide array of personal and commercial banking products as well as residential and commercial mortgage lending. It has assets of approximately $970 million and four branches located in Annapolis, Edgewater and Glen Burnie. The bank specializes in exceptional customer service and holds itself and its employees to a high standard of community contribution. Severn is on the Web at www.severnbank.com.

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