The new management of Baltimore Bancorp has further extended its control over the operations of the state's fifth largest bank holding company with the appointment of Alan M. Leberknight as president and chief operating officer of the company.
Leberknight was executive vice president, commercial banking, at Signet Bank/Maryland. He replaces John C. Haigh, who had been part of the old management that was ousted in a bitter proxy fight that ended in September.
Haigh, who had been with Baltimore Bancorp since 1987, resigned yesterday.
Baltimore Bancorp is the parent company of the Bank of #F Baltimore.
Leberknight, 49, will be working under the bank's chief executive officer, Charles H. "Buck" Whittum, who is also a former executive of Signet Bank.
Before joining Signet's predecessor bank, Union Trust, in 1981, Leberknight was an executive of Commercial Credit Business Loans Inc. for 10 years.
"Joining Baltimore Bancorp . . . presents me with an exciting professional opportunity and I look forward to this new challenge," said Leberknight.
Leberknight earned a bachelor of science in business education in 1964 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in finance in 1972 from Loyola College here.
He has been married for 22 years to the former Jean Nygren. They have two sons, Scott, 17, and Jon, 14. The family lives in Baldwin.
Leberknight is a member of the Baltimore County school board and its executive advisory board on higher education, the
Foundation Board of Catonsville Community College and the advisory board of the Academy of Finance in Baltimore.