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 hold a number of management positions within the Finance Division.
Jones serves on the boards of The Jacobs Institute and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. He is also a board member for ACV Auctions, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Federal Advisory Council and Massachusetts Historical Society’s Council of Overseers.
Jones received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management Science from Boston College and a MBA with concentrations in Finance, Organization and Markets from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business.