Biography

Before Fox Rothschild

Military Service
After graduating from law school, Howard served in the United States Army from 1966 through 1968, attaining the rank of Captain. During this period, Howard served in combat in the Republic of Vietnam in 1966-67, serving with the U.S. Army's First Infantry Division (the "Big Red One"). Individual combat awards and decorations included the Bronze Star Medal with "V" Devices (valor) with Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC) (multiple awards); Army Commendation Medal with OLC; Combat Medic Badge; Vietnam Service Medal; U.S. Army Achievement Medal; Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Gallantry Cross with Palm; RVN Honor Medal 1/C; RVN Civic Action Medal 1/C; RVN Campaign Medal; U.S. Army Parachutist Badge; and miscellaneous unit citations.

Professional
Following his military service, Howard served as an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County (1968-1969). Since 1968, he was a partner in the same law firm which became known as Binder, Kalis & Proctor, P.C., rising to senior/managing partner in 1982.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Howard was a longtime member of the board of directors of the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, rising to the position of chairman of the Board of Trustees, a position he still retains. He was a founding director and the first chairman of the board of Security National Bank, the first national bank formed/chartered in Pottstown in more than 100 years. Howard also served as a member of the board of directors of Harleysville National Bank. Other major interests included past chairman and board member of the Tri County Chamber of Commerce and Pottstown Mental Health Center, now known as Community Counseling Services.