TCH Annual Conference

René F. Jones

René Jones is Chairman and CEO of M&T Bank, a community focused banking franchise with $200 billion in assets and a network of 1,000+ branches across the eastern U.S.

As one of only a few Black CEOs in the Fortune 500, René is passionate about equity of opportunity, both in and outside the company. He serves as a steward of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism and on the capital advisory committee of Aux21, a seed-stage firm investing in global commerce with a focus on companies led by immigrant founders. He also works to advance the banking industry through roles with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Bank Policy Institute.

A resident of Buffalo, NY, with roots in Massachusetts, René also participates in several local organizations to help advance his communities, including ACV Auctions, Boston College, Jacobs Institute, Massachusetts Historical Society and University at Buffalo.