Officers and Directors


Russell Grimes Jr. – President/CEO and Director

Russell J. Grimes, Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of Carroll Community Bank since October 2008. Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Grimes was President and Chief Executive Officer of First Liberty National Bank and First Liberty Bancorp in Washington DC. Prior to that, Mr. Grimes was President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity & Trust Bank in Bethesda, Maryland, then a newly-formed state chartered commercial bank and Chief Banking Officer and Director of its holding company. In addition, he has served in senior management positions at large and small community banks for over 29 years, with management responsibility for financial, operations and control functions, and for major strategic initiatives.

In addition to his functional management experience, Mr. Grimes has managed four bank public offerings or SEC merger registrations, several non-bank venture capital financings, merger integration for the acquisition of a state chartered commercial bank, the mutual-to-stock conversion and mutual holding company formation, a number of major systems vendor changes and conversions, complex contract negotiations, and establishment of accounting and other control systems. Mr. Grimes holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Maryland.

A resident of Carroll County for more than twenty-seven years, he sits on the Board of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, the Carroll County Chapter of the American Red Cross, is an Advisory Board Member of Maryland Financial Bank, Membership Chair of the Sykesville/South Carroll Rotary Club and a member of the Leadership Carroll Alumni Association.

You can contact Mr. Grimes at

Michael J. Gallina – Chief Financial Officer

Michael J. Gallina is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Carroll Community Bank. In this role Michael is responsible for the overall accounting and financial reporting of the company. Michael was Senior Vice President and Accounting Manager of Provident Bank of Maryland until their acquisition by M&T; Bank in May, 2009. His career at Provident expanded a period of 30 years. He had management responsibilities for accounting operations and controls, accounting systems implementation, and merger accounting integration. Mr. Gallina holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and obtained his CPA license from the State of Maryland.

You can reach Mr. Gallina at

Celius Todd Brown – Chairman of the Board

Mr. Brown is a retired Vice President of Bank of America and its predecessor banks after a 38 ½ year career. He served in a variety of capacities during his employment with the Bank such as Business Banker, Business Development Officer, Loan Officer, and Branch Group Leader. His education includes a BS in Business Administration from Bridgewater College, in Virginia and a graduate degree from Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University. He currently serves as the President of The Springfield Cemetery Company, Sykesville. Previously, Mr. Brown served on the Board of Carroll Hospital Center for 15 years and was Chairman of the Board for 4 years, President and Board Member of Sykesville South Carroll Rotary Club. He also served in a variety of capacities at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Additionally, he has been active in Masonic activities, serving Boumi Temple AAONMS, Baltimore as Trustee and Treasurer. Professionally he served as Chairman of Group II Maryland Bankers Association and President of Blue Ridge Chapter, Bank Administration Institute. During the Berlin Crisis, he served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany while assigned to the Finance Corp.

Mr. Brown has been a director of Carroll Community Bank since 2004 and became Chairman of the Board in January 2011.

Brian L. Haight – Vice Chairman of the Board

Mr. Haight has been President of Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, in Sykesville, Maryland since 1987. He has also been the owner and President of All County Cremation Services, Inc. and owner and President of Grandview Associates, Inc., an insurance agency, since 1997. Mr. Haight is a lifelong resident of Carroll County and graduated from Western Maryland College with a degree in Business Administration and Economics. He has previously served as an Advisory Board member of Union National Bank then became a Director of Carroll County Bank & Trust until its acquisition by BB&T; in July 1999 and served on the Advisory Board of BB&T.; Mr. Haight provides the board significant management, strategic and operational knowledge acquired through his experience in operating small local businesses.

Mr. Haight has been a director of Carroll Community Bank since 2006 and became Vice-Chairman of the Board in January 2011.

Roger Wayne Barnes - Director

Mr. Barnes is a self-employed insurance broker specializing in Life and Long Term Care Insurance with over thirty years of industry experience. He was an owner and Past President of Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services, Inc., in Westminster, Maryland, from 1984 until 2004 when he retired. Mr. Barnes holds professional designations of (CLU) Chartered Life Underwriter and (CLTC) Certified in Long Term Care and has a BS degree from Juniata College. He currently on the board for Carroll Hospice (past chair), Carroll County Chamber of Commerce (past chair), Carroll County Farm Bureau, St Luke’s Lutheran Church Cemetery Board (Treasurer). Past organizations include Carroll County Economic Development Commission, Carroll Lutheran Village Board, Access Carroll Board, Carroll County Financial Service Professionals (past Chair) and Treasurer of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Additionally, Mr. Barnes is a past director of Greater Westminster Development Corp., Carroll Hospital Foundation and Grace Lutheran Church Council. Mr. Barnes served in the military and is a retired Major. He currently lives on a farm near Westminster, Maryland.

Mr. Barnes became a Director of Carroll Community Bank in January 2011.

Gilbert L. Fleming – Director

Mr. Fleming has been a principal at Fleming Petroleum Services, Inc., a family owned-business in Carroll County, for over 45 years. Mr. Fleming is currently an advisor to Carroll Community College, Vocational Department Heating and Air Conditioning board, and the Lions Club Foundation Board. He holds a master electrician’s license and a refrigerant transition and recovery license. Mr. Fleming has served as a director of the bank since 1988 and has served on numerous committees including Strategic Planning, Loan and the Audit Committee as well. Mr. Fleming is a past President of Carroll County Fuel Oil Dealers and served as a volunteer for the Sykesville Fire Department, The Gate House Museum, Wesley Freedom Church and Fairhaven. Mr. Fleming served in the US Army and Lives in Finksburg, Maryland.

Mr. Fleming became a Director of Carroll Community Bank in 1988.

James G. Kohler - Director

James Kohler is the Owner of Kohler Development Corporation, a residential real estate company with holdings in Carroll County. Mr. Kohler owns and manages U.S. Post Offices in Virginia and West Virginia. A resident of Carroll County, James is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a BS degree in Accounting and a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Kohler became a Director of Carroll Community Bank in April 2015.

Nancy L. Parker – Director

Mrs. Parker is President of NLP Appraisal Services, LLC, since 1992, and holds her certification as a residential appraiser and SRA designation with the Appraisal Institute. Mrs. Parker is also a licensed realtor. Additionally, Mrs. Parker is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Appraisal Institute. Mrs. Parker is a member of the Sykesville South Carroll Rotary as well as a member of the Finance Committee and Church Council of Wards Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Parker also serves on the R. Wayne Feezer Scholarship Committee and is a Trustee of the R. Wayne Feezer Foundation. Mrs. Parker was a resident of Carroll County for more than 20 years and currently resides in Howard County. She joined the Board of Directors of Carroll Community Bank in early 2010.

Barry J. Renbaum - Director

Mr. Renbaum is a private investor who resides in Glyndon, Maryland.

Barry is a magna cum laude graduate of Rider University where he obtained a degree in Business Administration. Following his graduation from Georgetown Law School, Barry was appointed law clerk for Maryland Court of Appeals Judge John C. Eldridge.

Barry practiced trial and appellate litigation before co-founding Custom Savings Bank in 1980. During the 15 years in which Barry co-managed the $350-million bank, the federally chartered institution consistently outranked its peer institution's in terms of profitability and asset quality.

Mr. Renbaum's professional biography has been profiled in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, and Who's Who in American Law.

Mr. Renbaum became a Director of Carroll Community Bank in 2015.

Leonidas A. Vondas - Director

Leo A. Vondas has been an entrepreneur and investor in the Washington Metropolitan area for over 35 years. He is the principal of Bethesda Properties, LLC and the managing member of Capital Management & Development, LLC. He owns and manages a diverse portfolio of properties including multi-family, retail, medical and commercial. He is currently a member of over 31 Limited Liability Companies focusing primarily in commercial real estate. Mr. Vondas graduated from Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He also received a Master’s Degree from Bowie State University in 1975. Mr. Vondas also attended American University and the University of Maryland for post-graduate studies.

Mr. Vondas is a former director of Suburban Bank for 18 years and of Fidelity and Trust Bank in Bethesda for one year. Mr. Vondas’ business and real estate management experience, along with his business relationships in the Washington Metropolitan area, qualify him to serve as a Director on our Board.

Mr. Vondas became a Director of Carroll Community Bank in 2015.