WASHINGTON, May 16, 2007 — Bank of Georgetown, a Washington, D.C.-chartered community bank, has hired Brett W. Kaplowitz as senior vice president of commercial banking, specializing in the area of commercial and real estate lending.
“We are extremely pleased that Brett has joined our team,” said Bank of Georgetown President and CEO Michael Fitzgerald. “His experience developing win-win lending arrangements for business owners and commercial real estate developers is a tremendous asset to the communities we serve.”
A third-generation Washingtonian with more than 20 years’ experience in the area’s banking industry, Kaplowitz previously was vice president at Mercantile Potomac Bank, a regional bank based in Gaithersburg, Md., serving D.C., Maryland and Virginia communities. In this role, he provided loans and financial services to real estate property owners, developers and investors as well as small to midmarket companies.
“I am excited to be with Bank of Georgetown and have the opportunity to help my customers achieve their financial goals through the bank’s highly competitive and unique lending options,” said Kaplowitz.
A noted expert in the banking industry, he has authored several articles published by the Washington Business Journal and has been quoted several times in Inc. magazine. Kaplowitz also teaches graduate students once a semester at the University of Maryland on how to get bank loans and has taught business development officers at the U.S. Small Business Administration how to analyze bank loan requests.
Kaplowitz is an active supporter of the American Diabetes Association. He has been the D.C. area’s top individual fundraiser for its walkathon the past six years and was recognized at ADA’s national event in 2005 for his development leadership on behalf of the organization.
Kaplowitz earned dual bachelor’s degrees, in business and chemistry, from the University of Miami and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Tulane University. He is a life member of Alpha Epsilon Pi.
About Bank of Georgetown
Bank of Georgetown is a fast-growing, Washington, D.C.-chartered community bank with branches in Georgetown and Friendship Heights. The bank specializes in helping local organizations achieve their financial goals, by delivering competitive loan, deposit and cash management products and services. All bank associates are experienced banking professionals dedicated to assisting customers with their banking needs. Founded in 2005 by Chairman Curtin Winsor and President and CEO Michael Fitzgerald, Bank of Georgetown offers unique, customer-focused and technologically advanced services in order to maximize the relationship banking experience for its clients.
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