The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo), which raises, manages and distributes funds to support Howard County nonprofits, named three new members of the foundation’s board of trustees. The board of trustees is comprised of a diverse set of 19 volunteer leaders from across Howard County.
- Wendy Krouse is vice president, business banking relationship manager, at M&T Bank since 2021 where she is responsible for a large managed client portfolio of loan and deposit relationships for small and medium-sized businesses. Previously, she was a vice president at Howard Bank. She rejoins the foundation board in 2023 after serving a partial term from 2020-2021.
- Steve Singh is vice president, electric operations, at BGE. In this role, he leads the efforts of BGE employees and contractors in daily distribution operation, construction, maintenance activities and first response. Singh is also responsible for design and engineering activities for new business and reliability of the electric distribution system. Prior to joining BGE, he served as vice president, technical services, for PECO in the Philadelphia area. In addition to his role at CFHoCo, Singh serves on the boards of American Red Cross of Central Maryland, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, and The Penn State University Board of Educational Equity.
- Chris Walter is an attorney at the Columbia firm of Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC. At DARS, Walter leads the estate planning team as well as the estate and trust administration team. Prior to joining DARS, he was an associate and head of the estate planning department at Hassani, Focas & Fifer, P.A. Walter is a member of both the Baltimore County and Howard County Estate Planning Councils and volunteers with OhanaHC.
These three new members of the board of trustees replace outgoing board members Helaine Barry (M&T Bank), Marc Levin (Maryland University for Integrative Health) and Jennifer McManus (Ally Legal Planning) who have dutifully served the foundation.
“We are excited to add Wendy, Steve and Chris to our board of trustees,” said CFHoCo president & CEO, Beverly White-Seals. “Each of them is an outstanding leader committed to serving our community. In addition, each represents a local company that understands the importance of giving back.
“As proud as we are to have these three new members join our board, we are just as grateful for the service of Helaine, Marc and Jen. Their presence brought a wealth of knowledge and experience that has elevated our organization to new heights. Their dedication to making a positive impact in our community is truly inspiring.”