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October 28, 2005

Rouse fund's Becker is set to retire

Mary E. Becker, executive director of the Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund for seven years, is to retire from the organization next month.

Before joining the private, not-for-profit funding source for Howard County startups, Becker was vice president, commercial lending with First Union National Bank. She began her banking career in 1978 with Columbia Bank & Trust.

She is chairman of the board of directors of Success In Style Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides free business attire and fashion advice to disadvantaged women seeking to re-enter or enter the work force.

Becker served on the Investment Advisory Committee of The Columbia Foundation and is a former board member of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, where she served as chair of the Economic Development Committee.

Becker is also a former board trustee and secretary of the board of Howard County General Hospital, and has served on the boards of Vantage Place Inc., Corridor Transportation Corp., Howard Hospital Foundation, Hospice Services of Howard County and others.

A 30-year resident of Columbia, Becker plans to retire to Charleston, S.C., to join her daughter.

Entrepreneur panel selects Scully

Mary Ann Scully, president and CEO of Howard Bank, has been selected to serve on the advisory board of the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

She holds an MBA in finance from Loyola College and has served on the board of advisers for Loyola College's Sellinger School of Business. Scully is one of 14 women business leaders honored this month by WEB, a nonprofit organization that provides training and technical assistance for microbusiness startups in the Baltimore area.

The West Friendship resident is a co-founder of the Howard Bank, which will open its third and fourth branches next year.

Kelly-Judd elected to board

Leeann K. Kelly-Judd, a resident of Ellicott City, has been elected to the Howard County advisory board of Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland.

She is a partner with DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, a global legal services firm with more than 3,000 lawyers in 20 countries.

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