Rodeheaver to head Bankers Association

Carissa Rodeheaver

OAKLAND — Carissa L. Rodeheaver, president, chairwoman and CEO of First United Bank & Trust, was elected 2019-2020 chair of the Maryland Bankers Association at MBA’s 124th annual convention.

Rodeheaver will lead the association’s board of directors and Executive Committee and work directly with the MBA’s president and CEO on all matters relating to the banking industry. For her 12-month term of office, Rodeheaver will lead the MBA in achieving its mission of promoting the strength and success of Maryland banks and bankers.

“Our future success as bankers and financial providers for our customers and communities is very dependent upon the success of our industry,” Rodeheaver said. “The Maryland Bankers Association strives to be the leading advocate, trusted partner and exceptional resource for Maryland banks and the banking industry. I consider it an honor to work with the exceptional team at MBA and to lead our association as we work with bankers throughout our state to elicit their engagement and support in promoting the future strength and success of Maryland banks.”

MBA President and CEO Kathleen Murphy said, “Carissa Rodeheaver is leading one of Maryland’s most successful banks. Her depth and breadth of experience as a banker has enabled her to make a lasting impact in the communities she serves. Through her election as MBA’s 124th chair, Carissa’s peers acknowledge the deep respect they have for her as a banking leader as well as the significant impact she has made in the banking industry, both in Maryland and nationally. I’m excited to be working with Carissa as she challenges MBA’s members to engage more broadly in the political process and through association resources that help Maryland banks and bankers succeed.”

Rodeheaver has worked in the banking industry for over 27 years. She is vice chair for the American Bankers Association BankPac Committee and member of the Maryland Bankers Association Council for Professional Women in Banking and Finance Advisory Council. 

She serves on boards for the Garrett College Foundation, Garrett Development Corp. and Western Maryland Health System and is on the Garrett County Board of Education Strategic Facilities Planning Committee, Garrett County Public Schools CTE Committee and is a member of the Oak Grove Church of the Brethren.

Rodeheaver is a certified public accountant with a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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