[Laurel, Md.] – Mark Cruz, Business Development Account Executive for Tower Federal Credit Union, has been named Young Professional Network of Howard County (YPN) of the Year by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. The recognition is part of the Chamber’s annual Awards for Chamber Excellence (ACE), which recognizes businesses and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to their field and improved the business community in general.
“The YPN of the Year award is given annually to an individual that has served both the Chamber and Howard County community in an extraordinary way,” says Leonardo McClarty, President/CEO of the Howard County Chamber.
YPN offers young professionals opportunities to network with local community and business leaders. Members can contribute entrepreneurial ideas, get recognized with other business leaders, be a voice in their communities and advance their careers.
Mr. Cruz has been a volunteer for YPN since April 2017. He has served as Celerate Chair, a member of the Sponsor Committee and is currently Vice Chair. He works for Tower Federal Credit Union as a Business Development Account Executive, and has over 12 years of experience in financial services, banking compliance, digital marketing and client relations. He has also served as Young Professional Chair for the Marketing and Business Development Council at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).
“The YPN program continues to grow each and every year and its growth is due to people like Mark Cruz who unselfishly give their time and talents to the Chamber,” McClarty says. “Whether it is organizing events, securing speakers or facilitating programs, he is ‘Mr. Reliable’.”