Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> January 21, 2002

Hunter Hollar – Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc (sasr)

HUNTER R. HOLLAR was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Sandy Spring National Bank of Maryland in 1990. He assumed the Chief Executive Officer title and responsibilities on January 1, 1994, of what is now Sandy Spring Bank. Mr. Hollar is a native of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. He earned a BS degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA degree from James Madison University. He has also completed post graduate work at the Virginia Bankers Association School of Bank Management. Prior to joining Sandy Spring, Mr. Hollar served in senior management capacities at Dominion Bankshares (now First Union) and its predecessor banks. He is active in numerous professional and civic organizations in the region. He is serving as the Chairman elect of the Maryland Bankers Association. He is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery, a program designed to inform and develop local leaders. In April 2002, he and his family joined other community leaders and families and traveled to Jamaica to participate in a program that builds houses for the poor. Profile
TWST: Can we start out with a quick update on Sandy Spring Bancorp and

what's gone on over the past year or so that investors should focus on?

Mr. Hollar: In the past year, the most