René F. Jones is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of M&T Bank Corporation, having succeeded the late Robert G. Wilmers in December 2017. Jones joined M&T in 1992 as an Executive Associate. He served as M&T’s Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2016. He was appointed to the Management Committee in 2005, and was named Vice Chairman in 2014.
Jones received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management Science from Boston College and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Finance, Organization and Markets from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business. An active member in the community, Jones serves on the boards of The Jacobs Institute, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation and the Burchfield Penny Art Center. He also serves on Massachusetts Historical Society’s Council of Overseers. He was recognized by Canisius College as Outstanding Accountant in Western New York in 2016, and listed among “All-American Executive Team: Best CFOs” by Institutional Investor in 2012.