René F. Jones is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of M&T and its principal banking subsidiary, M&T Bank. He was elected to this position, and to the Board of Directors of M&T and M&T Bank, in December 2017.
Jones joined M&T Bank in 1992 as an Executive Associate and went on to serve 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.