Finance/Insurance: CECILIA A. HODGES
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND REGIONAL PRESIDENT FOR GREATER WASHINGTON AND VIRGINIA, M&T BANK CORP., VIENNA
Hodges was named regional president of M&T’s greater Washington, D.C., and Virginia regions in 2018. She manages teams located in Tysons and Richmond as well as in Rockville, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
Passionate about developing the careers of women and minority professionals, Hodges sits on the steering committee of M&T Bank’s Women’s Interest Network and is executive sponsor for the bank’s Latino Resource Group. Additionally, she chairs the bank’s charitable foundation committees in Greater Washington and Richmond and is executive sponsor of the bank’s Veterans Employee Resource Group.
A Virginia Tech graduate who studied management, Hodges is a native of Rocky Mount, where her parents ran Ideal Building Supply, a construction supplies store. As a child, Hodges swept floors and cleaned bathrooms for the family business. “I graduated from those jobs to running the cash register and driving delivery trucks,” she recalls.
NEW LIFE EXPERIENCE: I rode in a helicopter for the first time in Kauai, Hawaii, on vacation with
WHAT I’VE LEARNED: You can usually create your own good luck with hard work.
SOMETHING I’D NEVER DO AGAIN: Watch a horror movie.