Prior to Michael’s current role, he was a Regional President for over ten years for M&T Bank leading M&T Bank’s Pennsylvania’s Community Banking initiative in the Central and Western regions (which includes Harrisburg, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Altoona and Pittsburgh), and also directing Commercial Banking operations in those regions.
Furthermore, Mike had oversight responsibilities for M&T’s Community Banking and Commercial Banking efforts in its Northern Pennsylvania Region (which includes State College, Williamsport, Wilkes- Barre, Scranton and Pottsville)
Mike received a Bachelor’s of Arts from Williams College, cum laude and a Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
He began his banking career with M&T Bank in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1991 as a commercial real estate lender. He relocated to Portland, Oregon in 1996 to launch M&T Bank’s commercial real estate operation in the Pacific Northwest. While in Oregon, he became a founding member of the Portland Affordable Housing Trust.
In 2001, Mike relocated to Harrisburg, Pa to lead the Commercial Real Estate Lending team in Pennsylvania. In 2002, he became President of the Southern Pennsylvania region (now known as the Central and Western Pennsylvania region).