M&T Bank in Buffalo, N.Y., announced that Mark Czarnecki, its president and chief operating officer, has died.
Czarnecki, 61, died Sunday from “an extended illness” the $123 billion-asset company said in a press release. He worked for M&T Bank for 40 years, joining the bank as an assistant branch manager.
Czarnecki, who was on M&T’s board, was named president in 2007 and chief operating officer in 2014.
“Through his career — and throughout his life — Mark distinguished himself as a leader and a servant of others,” Robert Wilmers, M&T’s chairman and CEO, said in the release. “His leadership and his service will be missed greatly — by his family, his colleagues, and his community.”
The company did not immediately announce a successor.
M&T has lost more than one leader in recent years.
Two directors, Patrick Hodgson and Robert King, died last year. Michael Pinto, who had been M&T’s vice chairman, died in 2014.