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Magazine honors Howard Bank CFO

George Coffman, chief financial officer of Howard Bank, has been named one of the region's top 10 CFOs by Baltimore SmartCEO magazine.

A founding executive of Howard Bank, Coffman was chosen for the honor in part because of his gift for explaining complex financial issues in terms that employees and the public can understand.

A resident of Howard County, Coffman also was honored for having a strong impact on the company's bottom line.

In the three years since its founding, the bank went from a hand-written list of prospective investors to a complex interactive Web-based tool for communicating with the bank's existing and potential investors, Coffman said.

Song, Appler named to Board of Health

Sue Song, a Howard County psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland, has been appointed to the Howard County Board of Health.

Song has worked to promote the health of the local Korean-American community by establishing Care Line services, an information, referral, and diversity and cultural training service, as well as a crisis hot line.

Kari Appler, who also has joined the Board of Health, is a Howard County public health advocate who has focused on reducing the incidence of tobacco-caused disease.

Three are appointed to 'Classic' board

Deborah Freeman of Gradeline Construction Co. Inc., Christopher G. Frink of Legg Mason Investment Council, and Bill Kinloch of Columbia Bank have joined the board of directors of the Columbia Classic Grand Prix to help plan the event that raises funds for scholarships for Howard Community College students.

The 21st annual Columbia Classic is to be held Sept. 20.

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