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Bay Bank Creates Relationship Management Analyst Position to Cultivate New Banking Professionals

Columbia, Md. (September 6, 2017) Bay Bank, the bank built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, today announced that Bryan Becraft and Jacob Gebhardt have joined the company as Relationship Management Analysts. This position was created by Bay Bank to exclusively train new employees who are interested in a professional banking career. The multi-faceted position that fuses mentorship and various certifications will engage new hires in all areas of banking and ultimately guide them on a clear career path within the industry. Becraft and Gebhardt will work under the close mentorship of Bay Bank’s Baltimore Market President, Todd Warren, and Corridor Market President, Richard Ohnmacht, respectively.

“This is the perfect role for those looking to become fully immersed in the banking world and Bay Bank’s dynamic work environment,” said Warren. “When we bring on employees and help them succeed, in turn, we are successful, as well as our clients. This position encompasses the right amount of training and mentorship to motivate and push recruits to new heights.”

As Relationship Management Analysts, Becraft and Gebhardt’s primary responsibilities include supporting and retaining client relationships, managing client portfolios, developing sales and lead generation expertise, assessing loan risk and ensuring quality assurance, among other duties. In addition, the new recruits will learn the various service level agreements and lending processes and gain exposure to different career specialties by partnering with Treasury Services and Mortgage Banking departments. The Omega and Baker Hill training programs, as well as numerous courses offered by the American Banking Association, will round out their knowledge of the industry. 

“This position not only ensures the quality of people we hire to help expand our business and deliver superior services to our clients, but also provides a clear career path for young professionals interested in learning what the banking industry has to offer,” said Ohnmacht. “We are excited to provide this level of coaching and hope to continue this program into the future.”

Becraft received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Towson University in 2014. Since, he has held several professional positions including Physical Therapy Technician at Evolution Sports Physiotherapy, Staffing Coordinator at Abacus Corporation and Technical Recruiter at TEKsystems.

A 2014 graduate of Towson University, Gebhardt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. During that time, he served as Treasurer for Towson University’s Men’s Lacrosse Club and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi. Upon graduation, he held the position of Financial Planning Associate at WMS Partners, LLC. Currently, Gebhardt volunteers as a coach for Charm City Lacrosse and serves on the board for the Old Line Society, a philanthropic organization catering to social and civically-minded young professionals in the Baltimore area.

Becraft will work from Bay Bank’s offices in Lutherville and Gebhardt will be located at the bank’s corporate headquarters in Columbia, Maryland.

About Bay Bank

Bay Bank, FSB is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, and serves the community with a network of 11 branches strategically located throughout the region. Founded in 2010, the bank has quickly developed a strong reputation for its focus on being the bank built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. The bank has total assets of around $633 million. The bank’s parent company, Bay Bancorp, Inc., trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol “BYBK.”

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