Dan Schrider was named to the position of president and CEO of Sandy Spring Bank on January 1, 2009 at which time he also joined the board of directors of Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. and its principal subsidiary Sandy Spring Bank. This action followed his promotion to president in March 2008. Dan has been part of Sandy Spring Bank for 23 years having joined the company in 1989 as a commercial lender. His career advanced to the executive level in 2003 when he became Sandy Spring's Chief Credit Officer. Dan began his college studies at HCC in the fall of 1982 after graduating from Atholton High School in Columbia, Maryland. After HCC, Dan earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Maryland and later an MBA from Mount St. Mary's University.
Dan is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking and currently serves as director on the boards of the Maryland Bankers Association, Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and Mount Airy Christian Academy. Dan has a passion for our youth and serves them through his local church. Dan is a life-long resident of central Maryland and now resides in Mount Airy with his wife (fellow HCC student) Dedi and three children.
John Dolan-Heitlinger was among the first students to attend HCC. He recalls the first building had just been constructed when he began classes 40 years ago. Community college was a family tradition for John's family with his mother, father and sister attending HCC for credit and continuing education classes. In 1978, John's mother Gay C. Heitlinger donated a collection of limited edition silver plates to be used to honor outstanding students at HCC. The support for community colleges continues for John through his faculty position at Florida Keys Community College.
After HCC, John received a Bachelor's degree from SUNY of NY and an MBA from Cornell University. He also served 23 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring in 1995 at the rank of commander. John credits HCC with giving him a start toward all of his accomplishments, "I am certainly a better man because of all HCC gave me. And I hope that I have, at least in a small way, made our world better because of what I learned at HCC." John was chosen as an HCC Distinguished Alumni in 2002.
John co-authored the book, Finance without Fear, with William S. Hettinger, Ph.D. The book introduces small business owners to the three main financial statements that they need to manage a small business. John lives with his wife in Key West, Florida.firstname.lastname@example.org