Howard Bank’s April Marasco Joins The Ellicott City Partnership Board of Directors


April Marasco

Howard Bank, a growth-focused community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore area, announced today that April Marasco was named to the Board of Directors for the Ellicott City Partnership (ECP).

“Working with the ECP has shown me the resilience and strength of the community, which is why I am honored to serve on its Board of Directors,” said April Marasco, Marketing Communications Manager of Howard Bank. “It has been wonderful to see the progress made so far, and I look forward to seeing how we continue to rebuild the community.”

The ECP is a community based non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the heritage and vitality of historic Ellicott City, while enhancing and creating economic growth. The organization welcomed April Marasco, Simon Cortes, and Dan Murphy to its Board of Directors as of July 1, 2017. The three new board members have all played key roles in helping the economic growth of Historic Ellicott City, before and after the 2016 flood.

“We are thrilled to add such talented members to the ECP Board. Simon, April, and Dan bring key areas of expertise to the ECP,” said Karen Besson, ECP Board President. “They already contribute so much of their time and talents volunteering for our community and I am so pleased they are willing to serve in this capacity.”

Marasco facilitated Howard Bank’s involvement with the ECP by organizing their participation in several Ellicott City fundraising efforts, including Small Business Saturday, MidnightMadness, and the #ECSTRONG bracelet fundraiser that collected over $10,000 for flood victims. Marasco also helped with Kennedy Krieger’s Festival of Trees, which supported small business owners affected by the flood and raised awareness about the rebuilding of Main Street.

Marasco holds over 20 years of experience in the banking industry and has been working at Howard Bank for four years.

About Howard Bank

Howard Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Howard Bank, had $1.049 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017 and 300 employees. Its principal operating subsidiary, Howard Bank, which is headquartered in Ellicott City, is a locally managed and growth-focused community bank serving businesses, professionals and individuals in the Greater Baltimore area through 13 full service branches. Shares of Howard Bancorp trade on NASDAQ under the symbol HBMD. For information visit

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