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M&T hires Tokasz for government relations job

M&T Bank Corp. has hired former Assembly Majority Leader Paul A. Tokasz as its administrative vice president of government relations.

“Paul’s knowledge and experience in government will help us strengthen our relationships with local, state and federal officials as we continue working together to create new jobs, finance economic development and support families and businesses in our communities,” said Mark J. Czarnecki, president of M&T Bank, in a statement.

Tokasz served in the Assembly from 1988 to 2006. He joined the bank from Patricia Lynch Associates.

Kathleen C. Hochul, a former member of Congress, previously held the role of vice president of government relations at M&T, before becoming the state’s lieutenant governor.