Community Bank of the Chesapeake Welcomes New Lender to Greater Annapolis Market

Waldorf, Maryland, June 1, 2015 — Community Bank of the Chesapeake is pleased to welcome Cliff W. Woodward, III to its greater Annapolis lending team. As Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, Mr. Woodward will develop new and existing commercial relationships with customers throughout Anne Arundel County. 

“As we continue to grow in this market, our success depends upon having people on our staff that really know and understand the needs of customers in the area,” said Greg Cockerham, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer with Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “With his years of experience in managing commercial relationships in and around Annapolis, and his background as a former small business owner, Cliff has a unique perspective on the local business community. I have no doubt that he will be a great asset to our lending team.”  

Mr. Woodward has helped local businesses succeed in the greater Annapolis region for over 10 years. Throughout his career, he has held positions in finance, human resources management and business operations. Prior to joining Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Mr. Woodward was a Commercial Relationship Manager for Severn Savings Bank in Annapolis.

“I welcome this opportunity to work with Community Bank of the Chesapeake to continue serving the Annapolis business community,” Mr. Woodward said. “Community Bank is unique in its approach to personalized, relationship-based commercial banking. I look forward to helping local business owners discover the many ways Community Bank can support them.”

Mr. Woodward received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Salisbury University, and is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel. He is active in his community and is currently a member of the Annapolis Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, the AAACCC Environmental Committee and BPOE Elks Lodge 2576, Kent Island. Mr. Woodward also volunteers his time to local community organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Through its 12 banking centers and five dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at