Photo Release -- Sandy Spring Bank Announces New Wealth Management Team Members

Andrew B. Seested
Jennifer O. Cumming
Boris A. Wessely
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OLNEY, Md., Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sandy Spring Bank proudly announces the addition of three new team members to Sandy Spring Trust. With over 50 years combined experience in the financial services industry, the team is well versed in tailoring customized portfolios to clients' specific priorities. The team includes Andrew B. Seested, VP, Private Wealth Advisor, Jennifer O. Cumming, CFP®, VP, Senior Investment Advisor, and Boris A. Wessely, VP, Senior Investment Advisor. Previously, the team managed approximately $500 million in assets, and is eager to continue providing solutions to a wide variety of high net worth and ultra high net worth client planning needs.

Andrew B. Seested, VP, Private Wealth Advisor

Jennifer O. Cumming, CFP, VP, Senior Investment

Boris A. Wessely, VP, Senior Investment Advisor

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"We're thrilled to have Andrew, Jennifer, and Boris join our team with the vast knowledge and experience they bring to the organization," states Daniel J. Schrider, CEO of Sandy Spring Bank. "As we grow and look to the future, we continue to add talented and forward thinking professionals who reflect our commitment to creating a remarkable client experience."

Prior to joining Sandy Spring Trust, Mr. Seested was a Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager, who was responsible for understanding the full breadth of his clients' financial goals and needs as well as providing comprehensive financial solutions to high net worth and ultra high net worth clients. He is a graduate of The University of South Carolina where he majored in Economics and holds his Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University. Andrew is actively involved with Georgetown University Hospital where he is on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parent Advisory Board and most recently with the Hearts & Homes for Youth, a local non-profit organization which helps abused, neglected, homeless and troubled children through a variety of residential and supportive programs.

Ms. Cumming joins Sandy Spring Trust with experience as a Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor. Previously, she was responsible for investment selection and oversight in supporting clients' short term and long term goals for their trust structure. Jennifer is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Virginia. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who holds an M.A. in Art History and a B.S. in Finance and International Business. Jennifer is a member of the McIntire Ivy Society. She also works with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington as a member of their Associate Leadership Council promoting financial literacy for local youth.

Prior to joining Sandy Spring Trust, Mr. Wessely was a Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor, who developed and managed tailored investment strategies for high net worth clients. He also spent more than 15 years managing multi-billion dollar institutional portfolios for foundations, endowments, and public pension plans. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from San Diego State University and has served on several non-profit investment and pension plan committees.

About Sandy Spring Bancorp/Sandy Spring Bank

With $4.1 billion in assets, Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Sandy Spring Bank and its principal subsidiaries, Sandy Spring Insurance Corporation and West Financial Services, Inc. Sandy Spring Bancorp is the largest publicly traded banking company headquartered and operating in Maryland. Sandy Spring is a community banking organization that focuses its lending and other services on businesses and consumers in the local market area. Independent and community-oriented, Sandy Spring Bank was founded in 1868 and offers a broad range of commercial banking, retail banking and trust services through 49 community offices in Anne Arundel, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties in Maryland, and Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia. Through its subsidiaries, Sandy Spring Bank also offers a comprehensive menu of insurance and investment management services. Visit for more information about Sandy Spring Bank.

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CONTACT: Mandy Walsh 301-260-3614

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