WASHINGTON, D.C.—M&T Bank today announced that Cecilia Hodges has been appointed president of the Greater Washington region. Hodges will oversee all banking activity in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland.
Hodges will replace Peter M. Black as president of the Greater Washington region following his upcoming retirement. Black leaves the Bank after more than 27 years of service, during which he oversaw tremendous growth in the region. Prior to his role at M&T, he was Greater Washington regional president for Allfirst Bank, which merged with M&T.
“Peter leaves very big shoes to fill in this role, as he led the team so effectively for the last 27 years; however, I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the talented team of M&T bankers in the region,” said Hodges. “We want to be the best bank our current and future customers will ever do business with, and we will continue to strive toward that goal as we grow the number of families, businesses, and community organizations that we serve.”
Hodges has more than 31 years of experience in the banking industry, and has been with M&T for 22 years. She organizes many of the Bank’s charitable activities, and serves on M&T’s Charitable Foundation committees in Greater Washington and Richmond. She is active in diversity initiatives, and serves as the executive sponsor for the Bank’s Hispanic Resource Group, “Hola.” In her work with M&T’s Women’s Interest Network (WIN) “Women in Greater Washington” chapter, she supports other women at the Bank and helps them achieve their career goals.
“One of the great things about M&T is that we strongly believe in being good corporate citizens. Throughout our footprint, we work to make the communities we serve better,” said Hodges. “The Greater Washington region has countless philanthropic opportunities for M&T, so I am proud to continue to grow our presence as a community partner.
Hodges serves on the boards of Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA, The Youth For Tomorrow Real Estate Foundation Board and Women Giving Back (WGB). She has served as the chair of the Easter Seals’ M&T Bank Bright Stars Night for the past five years.
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