REGIONAL PRESIDENT, M&T BANK
When asked to describe his leadership style, regional president for M&T Bank August “Augie” Chiasera notes he does his best to be transparent, collabora-tive, inclusive and analytical.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from the School of Management at Boston University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Chica-go, Chiasera joined M&T Bank in 1993 as an executive associate and worked his way up through several staff and senior line positions before being named re-gional president in 2013.
As a regional president for M&T Bank, Chiasera oversees more than 2,300 bank employees in Maryland. He says his proudest professional accomplishment thus far was the relocation of their Baltimore corporate headquarters to One Light Street a few years ago.
Chiasera is chairman of the board of directors for the Baltimore Development Corporation. He also serves on the boards of Baltimore’s Center Stage, the Bal-timore Symphony Orchestra and Garrison Forest School.
What excites you about your job?
What I find most exciting is my ability to effect change that is in the best interest of our clients and our communities. The ability to effect that change is energizing and it is a lot of fun.
Why was the company’s relocation so important?
It was a recommitment to Baltimore and the important role the city plays in the economic health of the region and a reaffirmation of our commitment to the clients, employees and community leaders that call Baltimore home.