Photo of George J. Behr, Jr.

Born and raised in Baltimore, George has over 50 plus years in the banking industry. He attended St. Mary’s College Preparatory in North East, PA graduating in 1963. He received his A.A. degree from Baltimore Junior College and his Bachelor of Science degree in 1971 from the University of Baltimore. He received his CPA certificate in January 1978.

He began his banking career in 1965 as mail boy, teller, junior accountant, and asst. department head of accounting at a large financial institution in Baltimore. During his tenure at the above financial institution he became involved with the Banker’s Insurance Softball (fast pitch) league – becoming President in 1978 and in 1980, was inducted into their Hall of Fame. His career at Arundel Federal began as Controller on January 19, 1981 (the day before our hostages were released from Iran). During his career at Arundel he became involved with various banking associations. He progressed through various “chairs” of the Maryland Chapter Financial Managers Society. In 1990 he was elected to the National Board of Directors of the Financial Managers Society where he served from 1990 – 1995. He served on the Maryland Banker’s Association’s board from 2008 – 2015. He also served on the Independent Community Banker’s as a Federal Delegate from 2012 – 2015. At Arundel Federal, various promotions lead him to Vice President, Senior Vice President, and in June of 1997 became President and Chief Executive Officer where he served in that capacity until his retirement in May 2015. In 2011 he was awarded with the North Anne Arundel County’s Chamber of Commerce President Legacy Award. As a current Board member his duties include Vice-Chair of the Audit Committee, member of the Personnel Committee, and a Trustee of the Profit-Sharing Plan. Currently, he is the Treasurer of the non-profit North Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He is also the Treasurer of St. Gerard Young Men’s Association, a non-profit organization. He is the Financial Secretary of the Knights of Columbus (Dundalk, Council) and is an officer of the Christopher Columbus Assembly.

In retirement, George enjoys traveling with his spouse, Sandy, of 49 years, spending time with his two adult children, and his 2 grandsons. He enjoys reading novels, listening to classical music, watching sports with friends, and playing golf.

His famous quote is from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “to thine own self be true.”

His accomplishments at Arundel Federal are two-fold; first was to weather the financial crisis in the 1980’s and the mortgage crisis in 2008. Second was to serve as President as AFSB celebrated their 100-year anniversary in 2006.

He has often stated the Arundel Federal employees are the “oil that runs the engine.”