Cynthia Rich joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2019. Rich is a retired banking executive with more than 25 years of experience in finance, strategy, brand development, and resource optimization.
She most recently held the position of Executive Vice President, Operational Excellence at Evans Bank. Her areas of responsibility included deposit and loan operations, credit, marketing, product management, and facilities. She was also previously the Senior Vice President and Chief Community Banking Officer at Evans, with P&L responsibility for the Bank’s retail branch network.
Throughout a more than 20-year career at M&T Bank, Rich was involved in acquisition integration and served in a variety of finance, marketing, and operations positions. Rich worked as the Vice President of Retail Deposits, Service, Delivery, and Operations for a network of 700 branches across five states.
Aside from her professional work experience, Rich was a board member of Gilda’s Club of Western New York and a trustee of Trocaire College. She is presently a member of the investment committee for the United Church of Christ’s New York Conference.
Rich earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration in finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
She currently resides in Hamburg, New York.