On May 11, 2017, Women in Technology (WIT) held their 18th Annual Leadership Awards in Reston, Virginia.  These awards showcase the talent among women in entrepreneurial, government and corporate roles across the Washington, D.C. region and celebrate the accomplishments of women leading the way across the technology industry.

First United Corporation was presented with the annual Corporate Board Award.  This award honors a regional public company leading the way in appointing women to corporate board seats.  With women serving in four of its 12 Board seats, First United Corporation has exceeded critical mass for gender diversity impact.

“We are honored to be presented with this year’s Corporate Board Award and we are very fortunate to have such a talented Board of Directors.  I’d like to thank all of our directors for their continued service as we move into the future for the greater benefit of our customers and the markets that we serve,” said Carissa L. Rodeheaver, CEO, Chairman & President of First United Bank & Trust.

“This year’s group of remarkable finalists and winners should make all women working in technology proud,” said Kathryn Harris, President of WIT, “It’s important that we celebrate the women who continue to pave the way and set the bar high in an industry changing so rapidly.  From our start-up community to established companies and the government sector, these women have demonstrated unwavering passion and the tremendous skill needed to lead and mentor other women along the way.”


About First United

First United Corporation operates one full-service commercial bank, First United Bank & Trust.  The Bank has a network of community offices in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington Counties in Maryland, as well as Berkeley, Mineral, and Monongalia Counties in West Virginia.  First United’s website can be located at MyBank.com.  As of 3/31/2016, the Corporation posted assets of $1.3 billion.

About Women in Technology

Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology – from the classroom to the boardroom – by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education.  With nearly 1000 members in the Washington, D.C. area, WIT strives to meet its vision of being the premier organization empowering women to be architects of change in the technology industry.  For more information visit womenintechnology.org.