Alan J. Hyatt
Chairman and President
Alan J. Hyatt is Chairman of Severn Bancorp and its subsidiary, Severn Bank. Mr. Hyatt has set the tone for the organization for almost four decades. He first rose to the title of chairman in the late 1970's when, as a young law student, he became involved in the bank's predecessor, Pompeii Permanent Building and Loan Association, a neighborhood building and loan located in Baltimore.
Over the next four decades, under Mr. Hyatt's guidance, the company was completely transformed from a Baltimore-based neighborhood building and loan association to an Anne Arundel County based full-service community bank with four retail outlets and a signature headquarters in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. Along the way, Severn has become one of the most respected small banks in the United States, routinely recognized for its excellence.
Mr. Hyatt is also a partner with the Annapolis law firm of Hyatt & Weber, P.A., concentrating his practice on banking, real estate and commercial law. Mr. Hyatt serves as counsel to area real estate developers and entrepreneurs, with active representation in land use cases, commercial transactions and commercial litigation. He serves as Chairman of Severn Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Severn Bank.
Mr. Hyatt received his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1978, and is an honors graduate of Bryant College of Business Administration. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Anne Arundel County Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Anne Arundel County Retirement and Pension System and the Anne Arundel Health System, Inc. Board of Trustees . Mr. Hyatt is a native of Annapolis, and resides in the area with his wife and three children.
Eric M. Keitz
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Keitz has been a practicing Certified Public Accountant since 1986. He has extensive experience in auditing, tax, and SEC reporting. He is currently a member of the Audit and Examining Committee, and is currently a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and Directors Loan Committee.
Paul B. Susie
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Susie joined the Bank in 2016. He brings to Severn a strong background and many years of experience in financial management and banking in particular. He previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Hopkins Federal Savings Bank and 1st Mariner Bank. He has also held financial executive positions in biopharmaceutical, manufacturing and marine companies. Paul is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Baltimore.
Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer
Mr. Chick has 26 years in the banking industry and was previously with Susquehanna Bank where he held various management positions. Prior to Susquehanna, Mr. Chick was a Bank Examiner with the Office of Thrift Supervision. A Maryland native, Mr. Chick received his Master of Finance from the University of Baltimore and his Bachelors of Finance from the University of Maryland. He is also a graduate of the Maryland Bankers Association, Executive School of Bank Management. Mr. Chick has been recognized within the industry with various awards including Next Leader in Banking, Maryland Bankers Association and Top Banker Award, Smart CEO.