M&T Bank Appoints Key Executives for CT and Hartford | Business

After acquiring Bridgeport-based People’s United Bank, M&T Bank has identified two big leaders for its expanded operations in Connecticut.

The Buffalo, NY-based company has named Frank Micalizzi head of commercial banking for Connecticut and regional president of Bridgeport. He also named Michael Weinstock his Hartford Regional Chairman.

As part of its local engagement model, M&T separates the geographic areas it serves into community regions headed by regional chairs, the bank said.

Michael Weinstock

M&T Bank completed its $8.3 billion purchase of People’s United in April, ending a more than year-long court that was repeatedly delayed as the banks awaited approval from the Federal Reserve. The Fed signed the deal in March.

The combined company with $200 billion in assets now employs more than 22,000 people and has a network of more than 1,000 branches and 2,200 ATMs that span 12 states from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. In In his new role, Micalizzi will ensure collaboration in all lines of business banking and direct retail banking. Previously, he served as Regional President for M&T in Tarrytown, NY and Connecticut since 2015.

“Frank has built a track record of success based on personal service and strong local knowledge, which puts him in a unique position to bring M&T’s community banking model to life in Bridgeport, home of our New England headquarters” , said Mike Keegan, senior executive vice president of M&T Bank. and head of the community bank.

Micalizzi began his career at M&T Bank in 2009 and previously held the position of Senior Group Manager for the Mid Market Group in Tarrytown, NY. Prior to joining M&T, he spent 30 years at JP Morgan Chase, holding leadership positions including senior vice president and division director.

Weinstock had served as President of M&T Bank’s Connecticut Market since 2015, responsible for starting and operating all of the bank’s businesses in the state. An alumnus of UConn, he joined M&T in 1996 and previously worked as a mid-market lending group manager.

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