SYRACUSE, N.Y. — M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB), which holds the most deposits and is the largest small-business lender in the region, announced it has named Steve Gorczynski, its new Central New York regional president.
He succeeds Allen Naples, who is retiring after 16 years with M&T Bank. Naples’ 48-year banking career culminated in his role as M&T’s regional president, overseeing an area that stretches across Central New York and the Mohawk Valley.
Gorczynski, a 16-year M&T veteran, previously served as commercial bank senior group manager for M&T in CNY, after working as a commercial-relationship manager. Earlier in his career, he worked as a regional commercial executive at HSBC in CNY and as an auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick.
“Serving as regional president has been a tremendous honor. I’m proud of the work we’ve done to uplift our community, and I’m grateful for the customers that I’ve had the great fortune of building relationships with over my years with M&T and in the banking industry,” Naples said in a release. “Furthermore, I am pleased to welcome Steve to his role as regional president. For years, he has proven his commitment to strengthening the Central New York community and supporting the success of local businesses. He will do an outstanding job as the bank’s leader in the region.”
Throughout his career, Naples has focused heavily on community service, M&T says. Gorczynski has followed a similar community service-path in his career. He serves as business council chair for Early Childhood Alliance Onondaga, chair of the membership committee of CenterState CEO, and on the advisory councils of the Le Moyne College’s Madden School of Business and Erie21 Initiative. He previously served as board chair for the United Way of Central New York and on the Finance Council for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse.
“I’m excited to get started as regional president — in this period of economic recovery, there’s so much work to be done to help Central New York grow and thrive,” Gorczynski said. “…And I look forward to the work ahead to ensure we meet the unique and diverse needs of Central New York.”
M&T Bank has 45 offices and employs nearly 450 people in its Central New York region, which covers Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego, Madison, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, and Seneca Counties.
The bank recently opened a new branch in downtown Syracuse’s Armory Square on the ground floor of M&T’s new Central New York banking headquarters at 250 S. Clinton St., which will soon open to employees who are now working remotely.