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Thea Pecht has been named senior vice president, corporate communications manager for the Western New York Region for M&T Bank.
Before joining M&T, Pecht worked at Catholic Health and Trinity Medical WNY, managing community and media relations for the five-hospital health care system through a global pandemic and one of the first hospital strikes Western New York has seen in decades.
“We are very excited to welcome Thea to our M&T family,” said M&T Bank Western New York Regional President Eric Feldstein. “Her impressive experience in the news industry, leading diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at one of the region’s largest employers, and spearheading mass volunteer efforts to support our community, will be a tremendous asset here. She’ll share our most compelling stories, highlighting the many efforts of our employees who uplift all the neighborhoods we are honored to serve throughout Western New York.”
Since 2019, Pecht has been a member of the President’s Council and Luncheon Committee for The BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund, a program dedicated to broadening K-12 educational opportunities for kids in Western New York.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Michigan State University. Originally from the Detroit area, Pecht has worked as a television news reporter for the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, California, and the NBC affiliate in Buffalo.
At M&T, Pecht will serve as spokesperson and oversee all external communications and public and media relations for Western New York and its 86 branch locations.
M&T Bank Corp. is a financial holding company headquartered in Buffalo. For more information on M&T Bank, visit www.mtb.com.