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August 29 2013

Charles Martin, Administrative Vice President & Regional Community Reinvestment Officer, M&T Bank, Joins Operation HOPE Mid-Atlantic Board

Atlanta – August 29, 2013 – Financial empowerment nonprofit Operation HOPE announced today the addition of Charles “Chuck” Martin Administrative Vice President and Regional Community Reinvestment Officer M&T Bank to its Mid-Atlantic Board of Directors. 

As one of HOPE’s newest “silver rights” Ambassadors Mr. Martin will lend his time, talent and treasure to help advance HOPE’s financial dignity initiatives. His business experience and dedication to the community makes Mr. Martin a powerful addition to the Mid-Atlantic Board.    

In his role at M&T Bank, Chuck Martin develops relationships that assist the bank in creating successful solutions for under-served communities, their residents and business enterprises.  Mr. Martin also serves on the corporate contributions committee of the regional bank and coordinates the bank’s community-oriented activities.

Mr. Martin has a wealth of experience in a variety of banking management positions to include residential mortgage lending, retail/branch operations and commercial lending.  He has been a banker to both small and large businesses covering a broad range of industries, including: manufacturing, service, wholesale, construction and church/non-profit organizations.

Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Bowling Green State University and a MBA from Lehigh University.  He is the bank’s representative to the Washington Area Community Reinvestment Fund, Meridian Management Group (a minority venture capital fund), Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore and Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond. He is also on the Board of Directors of Associated Black Charities and the President of the Metro Baltimore Community Reinvestment Group. Martin maintains membership with the Community Development Services Coalition, Metro Washington Bankers Group, MD/DC Minority Supplier Development Council and the Baltimore Urban Financial Services Coalition. 

Established in 1856 as Manufacturers and Traders Bank, the M&T Bank Corporation, is one of the 20 largest independent bank holding companies in the U.S., with assets of $83 billion with more than 725 branches, 2,000 ATMs, and more than 15,000 employees located in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, and Ontario, Canada. With more than 156 years of experience, M&T Bank is one of the best performing regional banks in the nation today, contributing almost 333,000 hours per year in volunteer service in our communities where they are located.

HOPE’s Mid-Atlantic Board is comprised of some of the region’s most powerful executives, decision-makers, bankers and economists. These individuals play an essential role in driving HOPE’s Silver Rights Movement to expand economic opportunity, and make capitalism and free enterprise accessible to the community. A complete 2013 list of HOPE's Boards may be viewed here.