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First United Bank & Trust is proud to announce the recent appointment of Joyce Flinn, Vice President and Information Security & Disaster Recovery Officer, to the Cyber Risk Institute Board of Directors.

The Cyber Risk Institute (CRI) is a not-for-profit coalition of financial institutions and trade associations that work to protect the global economy by enhancing cybersecurity and resiliency through standardization.  Their Cyber Profile tool is the benchmark for cyber security and resiliency in the financial services industry. This ever evolving and concise list of assessment questions is curated based on the intersection of global regulations and cyber standards.  CRI’s mission is to sharpen cybersecurity to protect the global economy.  They do this by creating and updating a common framework for cyber security and resilience assessment.

Joyce began her career in financial services in the retail arena and moved to Loan Operations, Finance, Item Processing, IT, Risk Management, and currently resides in the IT Department. She was appointed Information Security Officer in 2001 and has also acted as the Privacy and Security Officer at various times. She assumed the responsibilities of Disaster Recovery in 2017. Over the past 30 years, she’s assisted in multiple project implementations and conversions, including the implementation of the wide area network, core processing conversion, several mergers and acquisitions, a Vendor Management program, Information Security program, assisted in developing the Enterprise Risk Management solution as well as the development of subsequent frameworks.

She currently chairs First United’s Cybersecurity committee and implemented the Cybersecurity program. Joyce has participated in the validation and development of the FSSCC Cybersecurity Profile. She recently assumed responsibility for Vendor Management and Operational Risk Assessments.

Joyce lives in Oakland, MD with her husband, Gene. They have three daughters and a grandson. Joyce is on the Board of the Community Trust Foundation, co-chairs the Garrett Regional Health Center’s Gala Committee, and participates in various volunteer organizations throughout the year

Matthew Growden, Vice President and Chief Information Officer commented, “This appointment exemplifies Joyce’s strong work ethic and accelerated growth within our organization and industry.  Her dedication to the customers and communities she serves can be seen daily, which makes her a true asset to the organization.”

First United Corporation operates one full-service commercial bank, First United Bank & Trust.  The Bank has a network of community offices in Garrett, Allegany, Washington, and Frederick Counties in Maryland, as well as Mineral, Berkeley, Harrison and Monongalia Counties in West Virginia.  As of 3/31/20, the Corporation posted assets of $1.5 billion.  First United’s website can be located at