M&T Bank appointed Group Vice President Glenn Jackson chief diversity officer of the bank. In his new role, Jackson will advance efforts to promote diversity, inclusion and belonging for all colleagues across the company. He succeeds Carl Jordan, who announced his retirement after a 32-year career at M&T.

“Diversity enriches our company as well as the communities where we live and work,” said Janet Coletti, M&T Bank executive vice president for Human Relations. “We are devoted to championing diversity, inclusion and belonging throughout our workplace. With his extensive expertise, Glenn will bring great leadership and a strong perspective as we continue to advance this critical work.

Jackson previously served as chief operating officer and senior director of Programs of Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, a comprehensive school-based initiative led by M&T Bank to reverse the cycle of generational poverty on the East Side of Buffalo, NY. In this role, he oversaw the comprehensive development of a second Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Children’s Academy, set to open later this month.

Jackson joined M&T in 1999 as a participant in the company’s Management Development Program. Over his career, he has held positions in the company’s Finance, Treasury and Retail divisions.

Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, M&T Bank operates banking offices in New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.