Harbor Bank of Maryland, Joseph Haskins Jr. has stepped down as CEO

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(BBR)  After four decades of dedicated service to the Harbor Bank of Maryland, Joseph Haskins Jr. has stepped down as CEO. As one of the co-founders of the bank, Haskins has played a significant role in establishing the Harbor Bank as the only Black-owned and -managed commercial bank in the state.

While his departure marks the end of an era, the bank has found a capable successor in John Lewis. As the former President and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation, Lewis brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in economic development and community empowerment. He has also served as a member of the Harbor Bank's board of directors for over a decade, making him well-versed in the bank's operations and mission.

(John Lewis is the New CEO of the Harbor Bank of Maryland)

As the new CEO of the Harbor Bank of Maryland, Lewis is committed to continuing the bank's legacy of serving the black business community and promoting economic empowerment. He plans to focus on expanding the bank's reach and impact, developing new products and services to better serve the needs of its customers, and leveraging technology to streamline operations and enhance customer experiences.

In addition, Lewis recognizes the importance of maintaining the bank's role as a leading voice for racial equity and social justice. He has pledged to continue supporting community initiatives and advocating for policies that promote inclusive economic growth and address systemic inequalities.

The Harbor Bank of Maryland has long been a cornerstone of the black business community, providing critical financial services and resources to black-owned businesses and individuals. With John Lewis now at the helm, the bank is poised to continue its important work and build on the strong foundation established by Haskins and his team.

We wish Joseph Haskins Jr. all the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his decades of service and leadership at the Harbor Bank of Maryland. We also congratulate John Lewis on his new role as CEO and look forward to seeing the bank continue to thrive under his capable leadership.