Mr. Cook is President and Vice Chairman of Revere Bank and a member of the bank’s Board of Directors. His banking career spans over 27 years of serving businesses and individuals throughout the Greater Washington region. Prior to joining Revere Bank, Mr. Cook served as Regional President, Suburban Washington for PNC Bank, where he led a major transition during and after PNC Bank’s acquisition of Mercantile Bankshares Corporation in 2007.
Mr. Cook served as President and CEO of Mercantile Potomac Bank from 1994 through 2007, and led the growth of that bank from $100 million in assets and five locations to a $3.2 billion regional presence with over 32 locations throughout Montgomery County, MD, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. He joined Mercantile Potomac Bank (formerly Potomac Valley Bank) in 1989 as Vice President of Commercial Lending, and was later promoted to Senior Vice President and then named President in 1994. From 2005 through 2007, Mr. Cook was a Director of Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Company, Mercantile Potomac Bank’s parent company, and Chairman of its Washington Banking Executive Committee. He was also a member of the senior management team of Mercantile Bankshares Corporation, the $17 billion bank holding company that owned Mercantile Potomac Bank and 12 other banks.
Mr. Cook began his banking career in bank operations with Provident Bank of Maryland, and later joined First National Bank of Maryland as a Commercial Banking Executive, Credit Officer and Marketing Officer.
Mr. Cook serves as Treasurer of the Montgomery College Foundation and has served on the College’s Board for more than 11 years. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Hospice Caring, Inc. Mr. Cook previously served as Chairman of the Montgomery County Executive’s Economic Advisory Council, where he conducted roundtable discussions with business leaders and advised the County Executive on topics such as economic development, housing and county budgeting. He has also been a member of the Maryland Bankers Association board, where he was instrumental in influencing state and local legislation. In addition, he has served as an active member and chair of his church’s finance committee.
Mr. Cook holds an MBA from Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Towson University where he graduated magna cum laude.