Rene F. Jones
René Jones is Vice Chairman of M&T Bank and Chief Financial Officer of M&T Bank Corporation, heading the bank’s treasury and finance divisions, including the controller’s department, corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, and investor relations. Jones also has overall responsibility for Wilmington Trust, M&T Bank’s wealth and institutional trust management subsidiary, and is Trustee of M&T Real Estate and Director of M&T Insurance Agency, Inc. and M&T Securities. He also serves on M&T’s Management Committee.
Jones joined M&T Bank in 1992 as an Executive Associate and has held numerous management positions within the finance division. In 2005, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer, and was named Vice Chairman in January 2014.
Prior to joining M&T, Jones held numerous positions at The Group Inc. He began his career with the Boston-based office of Ernst & Young, where he serviced clients in a variety of industries with a primary emphasis on Financial Services. At this time, Jones earned his designation as a Certified Public Accountant.
Jones received his undergraduate degree in Management Science from Boston College, and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Finance, Organization and Markets from the University of Rochester Simon Business School.