BUFFALO, N.Y.—M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE: MTB)("M&T") announced today the hiring of Kathleen C. “Kathy” Hochul, former U.S. Representative for New York’s 26th Congressional District, as Vice President of Government Relations.
Hochul will represent the bank in building relationships with local, state and federal government officials. She will work from M&T Bank’s offices at M&T Center in downtown Buffalo.
“Kathy brings a broad range of government knowledge and experience to M&T Bank,” said M&T Bank President Mark J. Czarnecki. “As a company employing more than 15,000 people, and as the nation’s 6th largest U.S. Small Business Administration lender, it’s important for M&T Bank to maintain continuing dialogue with our local, state and federal government leaders to help them understand our vital role in creating jobs and economic growth in communities we serve.”
Prior to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Hochul was Erie County Clerk from 2007 to 2011. Her early government experience included positions on the staffs of former U.S. Representative John J. LaFalce and former U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a law degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
M&T Bank Corp. is a financial holding company headquartered in Buffalo, New York. M&T's principal banking subsidiary, M&T Bank, operates banking offices in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Trust-related services are provided by M&T's Wilmington Trust-affiliated companies and by M&T Bank.
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