Robert L. Orndorff, CHAIRMAN


Robert L. Orndorff, Chairman, Director since 1991

Mr. Orndorff is the founder and President of RLO Contractors, Inc., a leading residential and commercial excavating company based in central Maryland. Mr. Orndorff’s experience in building a highly successful business with a strong reputation for quality, teamwork, and integrity is a testament to his leadership ability and strongly aligned with Bancorp’s culture and values. He has been active in local civic organizations and brings to the board his extensive business experience, strategic planning skills, and knowledge of the local market.

Mona Abutaleb


Mona Abutaleb, Director since 2015

Ms. Abutaleb has been the Chief Executive Officer of Medical Technology Solutions, LLC, a provider of technology solutions for the healthcare industry, since December 2019. From 2013 to 2018, Ms. Abutaleb was the Chief Executive Officer of mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., an IT outsourcing/managed services and cloud services provider, which was acquired by Ricoh Company, Ltd. In 2014. From 2006 to 2013, Ms. Abutaleb served as President and Chief Operating Officer of mindSHIFT. Ms. Abutaleb also served as Senior Vice President, Ricoh USA from 2015 to 2017 and Executive Vice President of Ricoh Global Services from 2017 to 2018. Ms. Abutaleb is also on the board of directors of Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR).

Ralph F. Boyd


Ralph Boyd, Director since 2012

Mr. Boyd is the President & Chief Executive Officer for SOME, Inc. a Washington D.C. based inter-faith non-profit that provides emergency services, health care, counseling, education and employment training, and affordable housing with supportive services to vulnerable individuals and families in our nation's capital. Formerly, Mr. Boyd was Sr. Resident Fellow for Leadership and Strategy at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) from 2018-2020, and was CEO of ULI Americas from 2017-2018. Prior to that Mr. Boyd was CEO of the Massachusetts Region of The American Red Cross from 2014-2017. He is a Harvard Law School graduate and previously served as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under President Bush. From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Boyd also served variously as Chairman, President and CEO of the Freddie Mac Foundation, Inc. For more than 10 years, Mr. Boyd was on the board of directors of DirecTV, also serving as chair of its Audit Committee. Among other distinctions, Mr. Boyd currently serves as chairman of the NHP Foundation, a national nonprofit developer and owner of multi-family affordable housing with resident services, and he is on the board of InfuSystem (NYSE: INFU).

Mark E. Friis


Mark E. Friis, Director, Director since 2005

Mr. Friis is currently the Chairman of Rodgers Consulting, Inc., having previously served as the privately held firm’s President and CEO from 2001-2016. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, Rodgers Consulting is a land development planning and engineering firm; specializing in town planning, urban design, development entitlements, site engineering and natural resource management for developers, builders, institutions and corporations in the suburban Maryland region. Mr. Friis is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Maryland Building Industry Association, and the American Planning Association. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and a graduate degree from Hood College, where he currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Brian J. Lemek


Brian J. Lemek, Director

Mr. Lemek is the founder and owner of Lemek, LLC, the franchisee for Panera Bread bakery-cafes in the state of Maryland. Lemek, LLC currently owns and operates over 50 locations. In 2010, Mr. Lemek founded Lemek Slower Lower LLC which owns six Panera Bread Cafes in Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Mr. Lemek currently serves on the board of trustees of his alma mater, Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, where he chairs the Building & Grounds Committee. Mr. Lemek was a founding director of the former Revere Bank and was elected to the Board following the merger with Sandy Spring Bank.

Pamela A. Little


Pamela A. Little, Director since 2005

Ms. Little is the Chief Financial Officer of Nathan, Inc., a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe. From 2014 to 2018, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Modern Technology Solutions Inc., an employee-owned government contractor, for which she remains on the board of directors. Ms. Little has over 35 years of experience working with companies ranging from privately held start-up firms to large, publicly-traded government contracting firms. Ms. Little also serves on the board of Excella, a management and technology consulting firm in Northern Virginia.

Walter C. Martz, II


Walter C. Martz, II, Director

Mr. Martz has practiced law for over 42 years and is currently the Managing Member of Walter C. Martz LLC, in Frederick, Md., a general law practice encompassing a broad spectrum of legal matters ranging from corporate matters and estate administration to complex real estate and commercial banking transactions. Mr. Martz has also served on the Maryland Tax Court located in Baltimore since 1980 and is currently the Chief Judge. Mr. Martz was a cofounder, director and vice chairman of the board of BlueRidge Bank, which merged with Revere Bank in 2016. He was also a director of the former Revere Bank and was elected to the Board upon the merger with Sandy Spring Bank on April 1, 2020.

Mark C. Michael


In 2021, Mr. Michael became a Fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the co-founder of Occasions Caterers Inc., located in Washington, D.C. where he was CEO from 1986 to 2020 and remains a senior advisor. He also founded Protocol Staffing Services LLC, as well as Menus Catering, Inc. Mr. Michael was formerly on the President’s Council for Higher Achievement Program, and also served on the board of directors of DC Central Kitchen. He is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Washington Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the International Society of Event Specialists. Mr. Michael previously served on the board of directors of WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. until January 2018.

Mark C. Micklem


Mark C. Micklem, Director since 2019

Mr. Micklem retired from Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., in 2018 where he was a Managing Director and Head of Financial Services Investment Banking for 12 years. While at Baird, Mr. Micklem focused on providing capital financing and merger and acquisition advisory services to banks and other financial services companies. Prior to joining Baird, Mr. Micklem was head of the Financial Services Investment Banking Group at Legg Mason for 10 of his 21 years there. During his career, Mr. Micklem completed more than 250 financing and M&A advisory engagements for financial services companies. Capital raising assignments included IPOs as well as public and private offerings of a variety of debt and equity securities. With regard to mergers and acquisitions, Micklem supervised and executed 31 buy- and sell-side assignments for clients, representing $2.0 billion in aggregate consideration.

Christina Baldwin O'Meara


Christina Baldwin O'Meara, Director

Ms. O’Meara is president and founder of O’Meara Properties, a real estate brokerage, development, and management firm that was recently merged into Reliable Real Estate Services. She has extensive experience with commercial property and is a licensed real estate broker. Ms. O’Meara is an owner of Reliable Contracting Company and an officer of related companies. She is a former Legislation Committee chair for the Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors and a past land use chair for the Anne Arundel Trade Council. Ms. O’Meara is active in the global community to support education and basic needs for children. She currently serves as a director of Kaleidoscope Child Foundation. Ms. O’Meara was a founding director of Revere Bank and was appointed to the Board upon the merger with Sandy Spring Bank.

Craig A. Ruppert


Craig A. Ruppert, Director since 2002

Mr. Ruppert is the founder of Ruppert Companies, composed of Ruppert Landscape, which performs commercial landscape installation and management in the mid-Atlantic region and Texas; Ruppert Nurseries, a wholesale tree growing operation; and Ruppert Properties, which owns, develops and manages select commercial properties in the Washington, D.C., area. Mr. Ruppert is an active leader in numerous trade and charitable organizations including the Montgomery County Farmers Club, 2030 Group, Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region, Food for the Poor, and The Community Foundation of Montgomery County. He formerly served as Class B Director of The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. A high successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr. Ruppert was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame in 2021.

Daniel J. Schrider


Mr. Schrider was named to the position of president and chief executive officer of Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. on January 1, 2009 at which time he also joined the board of directors of Bancorp and its principal subsidiary Sandy Spring Bank. This action followed the board's selection of Mr. Schrider to lead the company in a planned succession making him the 11th president of Sandy Spring Bank since its founding in 1868.

Mr. Schrider has been part of Sandy Spring Bank for nearly 30 years having joined the company in 1989 as a commercial lender. He advanced his career to the executive level in 2003 and became the Bank's Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Schrider holds bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Mt. St. Mary's University. Mr. Schrider is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

A leader among community bankers, Mr. Schrider is currently a director of the American Bankers Association, a past chairman of the Maryland Bankers Association, a past chair of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking Advisory Board, and a sought-after guest speaker at local and national industry events.