M&T Bank Corp. has named a former deputy director of the National Security Agency to its board of directors.
Richard H. Ledgett Jr., a Maryland resident, spent 29 years with the NSA, including serving as its deputy director from January 2014 until his retirement last April. M&T said Ledgett has a total of four decades of experience in intelligence, cyber security and cyber operations experience.
As the NSA's deputy director, Ledgett acted as the agency's chief operating officer, and he also led the NSA's 24/7 Threat Operations Center, which is responsible for identifying and countering cyber threats to the United States' national security systems.
Robert G. Wilmers, M&T's chairman and CEO, said Ledgett "will be an invaluable addition to our board, bringing a management, operational and technical perspective to cyber security and information assurance that will further strengthen M&T's commitment to information security and risk management."
With Ledgett's appointment, M&T now has 15 directors on its board.
Ledgett was also named to the board of M&T Bank, M&T's principal banking subsidiary.