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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Norman R. Pozez *
CHAIRMAN OF EAGLE BANCORP, INC.; CHAIRMAN OF EAGLEBANK; CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF UNIWEST COMPANIES
Mr. Pozez is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Uniwest Companies, Uniwest Construction, Inc., and Uniwest Commercial Realty, Inc., and of Ridemakerz, LLC. Mr. Pozez has been in the real estate development field for over thirty years. Previously, Mr. Pozez was Chief Operating Officer of The Hair Cuttery of Falls Church, Virginia. Mr. Pozez has also served as a Regional Director of Real Estate and Construction for Payless ShoeSource. During his tenure at Payless and for some years thereafter, Mr. Pozez served on the Board of Directors of Bookstop, Inc., which was sold to Barnes and Noble in 1989. Mr. Pozez is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Since 1979, Mr. Pozez has been an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a Board member of a number of non- profit organizations serving community needs in and around the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Mr. Pozez served as Chairman of the Board of Fidelity from April 2004 until February 2005, and as a director of Fidelity from September 2007 until August 2008, at which time Fidelity was acquired by the Company and Mr. Pozez became a director of the Company and Bank. Mr. Pozez’s qualifications for Board service include over 30 years of management experience at both regional and national companies such as the Hair Cuttery and Payless ShoeSource. His experience in company operations and real estate are very beneficial in light of the Company’s business objectives. He has experience in corporate governance through his prior board service with other companies and non-profit organizations.
Leslie M. Alperstein, Ph.D. *
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF WASHINGTON ANALYSIS, LLC
Mr. Alperstein has been President of Washington Analysis LLC and its predecessor firm, Washington Analysis Corp., a leading governmental policy investment research group in Washington, DC, since its inception in 1973. He has served as Executive Managing Director and Director of Research of HSBC Securities, Inc., Director of Economic and Investment Research for NatWest Securities, Prudential Securities, Shields Model Roland, Inc. and Legg Mason & Co. His professional memberships include the National Association of Business Economists, the National Economists Club, and the CFA Society of Washington. Mr. Alperstein was appointed to the Board of Directors in September 2003, and has served as a director of the Bank since 2009. Mr. Alperstein’s knowledge and experience in the fields of economics and investment management make him uniquely qualified for the Board. His contributions are important in the areas of asset-liability management, investment policy and other strategic issues.
Harvey M. Goodman *
PRESIDENT OF GOODMAN-GABLE-GOULD/ADJUSTERS INTERNATIONAL
Mr. Goodman has been with The Goodman, Gable, Gould Company, the Maryland based public insurance adjusting firm where he serves as President, since 1977. He is a director and past president of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, and is a principal, and formerly a director, of Adjusters International, a national public adjusting firm. Mr. Goodman has served as a director of the Company since 2007 and of the Bank since its organization. Mr. Goodman brings both entrepreneurial experience and a wealth of knowledge of the financial services industry, with a specialty in insurance. He possesses valuable expertise in the areas of risk management and compliance. He has expertise in corporate governance through his board service to organizations in the insurance industry.
Lynn Hackney *
PRINCIPAL OF ALLYSON CAPITAL
Ms. Lynn Hackney was CEO and founder of Urban Pace, now part of The Long and Foster Companies. Since its founding in 2001, Urban Pace has been involved in transactions valued in excess of $2 billion, encompassing more than 6,500 condominiums and townhomes. Ms. Hackney is also a Partner at Allyson Capital, an investment firm specializing in equity and debt for residential and commercial real estate properties, and was unanimously elected 2016-18 President of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA), the first woman ever to serve in that capacity. She is a 2015 winner of Smart CEO’s Brava Awards. Ms. Hackney holds a certificate from Harvard Business School, a master’s degree in business administration from Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s of science degree in economics and finance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Hackney has served as a director of the EagleBank since 2016.
Theresa G. LaPlaca *
(RETIRED) EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AT WELLS FARGO
Ms. LaPlaca is the former Executive Vice President and Head of the Conduct Risk Management Office at Wells Fargo and Company. She has spent over 29 years in the banking and financial services industry and her experience ranges from accounting, financial management and strategic planning to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and risk management. Ms. LaPlaca is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of conduct and culture. Previously she held the positon of Chief Financial Officer for the Wealth and Investment Management Division of Wells Fargo and as a Division Chief Financial Officer for CitiStreet, a major provider of 401K administration services. She is a member of the Queens University Arts Advisory Board and previously served as a Board Director and Treasurer of the Nevins Foundation and the St. Anthony Foundation. Ms. LaPlaca earned her bachelor’s degree from Shenandoah University.
Leslie Ludwig *
CO-FOUNDER OF L&L ADVISORS
Ms. Leslie Ludwig is the co-founder of L&L Advisors, a commercial real estate consulting firm. She is a retired Partner at JBG Smith (formerly The JBG Companies) where she was Chairperson of the Management Committee and oversaw the Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Investor Reporting, Insurance and Marketing functions, as well as provided leadership to the company's diversity initiatives. Ms. Ludwig has over 35 years of experience in finance and capital markets. Prior to joining The JBG Companies in 2002, she was Senior Vice President at Wachovia Bank, serving as a Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager. Ms. Ludwig is a member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), and formerly on the Investment Advisory Committee for the National Multifamily Housing Corporation, the Virginia Tech Real Estate Industry Advisory Board and the Advisory Board of CREW. Ms. Ludwig has a B.A. from Frostburg State University. She has served as a director of the Bank since 2017.
Kathy A. Raffa *
OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER OF MARCUM, LLP'S WASHINGTON, DC, REGION
Ms. Raffa has served as an owner-partner and Vice President at Raffa, PC, one of the top 100 accounting firms in the nation and the 4th largest regional firm in the Washington, DC capital region based on revenue. She oversees the client services for a wide range of non-profit entities. She is also involved in a variety of aspects of the firm’s internal operations, including leading business development efforts, directing certain human resource functions, and monitoring financial operations. Prior to joining Raffa, PC, she spent the first 10 years of her career at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She has a CPA certificate from Maryland and is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Susan G. Riel *
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF EAGLE BANCORP, INC.
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF EAGLEBANK
Ms. Riel is President and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (“Company”) and EagleBank (“Bank”) since March 21, 2019, and until that date served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank, and Executive Vice President of the Company. She was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Columbia First Bank, FSB from 1989 until that institution’s acquisition by First Union Bancorp in 1995. Ms. Riel has over 35 years of experience in the commercial banking industry. Ms. Riel has been with the Company since 1998, and has been a member of the Company Board of Directors since 2017 and the Bank Board since 2018. She was recently included in the Bisnow 2017 Power Series: Women of Influence in Commercial Real Estate, which recognized women in commercial real estate who have made a significant impact and who have the most influence in all aspects of the industry.
James A. Soltesz, P.E. *
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF SOLTESZ, INC.
Mr. Soltesz has served as Chief Executive Officer of Soltesz, Inc., an engineering and consulting firm, since 2006. Mr. Soltesz served on the Board of Trustees of Georgetown Preparatory School, Mater Dei School, as a Life Director of the Maryland-National Capital Area Building Industry Association, and Catholic Charities Foundation. Mr. Soltesz co-chaired Governor Hogan's Regulatory Reform Commission from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Soltesz chairs the Montgomery County Executive Business Advisory Board. His firm includes 200 people located in six offices throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Mr. Soltesz has served as a director of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Soltesz has an M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.
Benjamin M. Soto, Esquire *
PRINCIPAL OF PREMIUM TITLE & ESCROW, LLC
Mr. Soto is an attorney practicing in the areas of real estate transactions and bankruptcy. He is the principal of Premium Title and Escrow, LLC, a Washington, DC-based full service title company. In addition he is the owner of Paramount Development, LLC, which is focused on the acquisition and ground up development of commercial buildings and hotels in Washington, DC. He frequently lectures to members of the DC Bar, is a former board member of the National Bar Association, and of the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, and a former Vice-Chair of the DC Board of Real Property Assessment and Appeals. Mr. Soto is a member of the DC Builders Industry Association, the Maryland Land Title Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the DC Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Director of the DC Land Title Association and the DC Public Education Fund. Mr. Soto has served as a director of the Bank since 2006.
Leland M. Weinstein *
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF NEWBRIDGE-TURING, LLC
Mr. Weinstein is currently the CEO of Newbridge-Turing LLC., a technology sales and partnership consulting firm. Previously he was a partner and served as President of Syscom Services, Inc., a technology consulting and integration company, from 1997 to 2014. In December of 2014 Syscom Services, Inc.’s web technologies division was sold to a group of investors and rebranded as Brightfind. Prior to Syscom Services he spent thirteen years with Automated Digital Systems, an integrator of duplication and facsimile technologies, where he rose to president and owner of the company, which he sold to Alco Standard Corporation, which became Ikon Office Solutions. Mr. Weinstein has been appointed to advisory councils for Xerox, Intel/Dialogic, Sharp Electronics, Ektron, Opentext/Rightfax, Autonomy/Cardiff, Murata Business Systems, Brooktrout Technologies, Panasonic Electronics, and was Chairman of the technology council of the American Society of Association Executives (“ASAE”) and is currently the Chair of ASAE’s Industry Partner Alliance (IPA). Mr. Weinstein also currently sits on the board of the Suburban Hospital Foundation a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. He was formerly a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Maryland Alumni Association, where he chaired the Admissions Committee. Mr. Weinstein was a member of the Eagle Bancorp founder’s advisory board and has served as a director of the Company since 2005 and of the Bank since 1998. Mr. Weinstein has vast business knowledge and experience gained through his position as CEO of successful technology-based enterprises. His expertise in regard to technology issues is valuable as it relates to the Company’s business development and operating strategies. He has extensive knowledge of the Company through his service at the Board and committee levels.
* Director of EagleBank and Eagle Bancorp, Inc.