M&T Bank named Blair Ridder regional president for the New York City market. He will be broadly responsible for 375 employees delivering services to customers and neighborhoods across the metro area.

He succeeds Peter D’ Arcy, who will remain in New York City after a promotion to an area executive role broadly responsible for bank operations throughout New York City, Long Island, Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

Ridder was previously senior group manager for middle market banking in New York City, overseeing a team of 10 bankers serving companies with annual revenues of more than $25 million.

Ridder began his career with M&T’s Executive Associate program in 2008 and has held a number of positions within middle market, healthcare and not-for-profit banking. He previously served as a Middle Market Group manager in Northern New Jersey and oversaw M&T’s healthcare banking efforts in downstate New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

“Blair has a tremendous amount of experience serving middle market companies, healthcare providers and not-for-profits and those are segments we see strong potential to grow in New York City. We’re a bank that builds strong relationships. Blair’s understanding of the needs of our commercial and industrial clients will continue to drive growth in that segment and complement our decades of local leadership in commercial real estate lending,” said D’ Arcy.

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.