The University at Buffalo School of Management will honor the late Mark J. Czarnecki, former president and chief operating officer of M&T Bank, as the 2017 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year.
Czarnecki's sons, Christopher and Gregory, will accept the award on his behalf at the 68th annual School of Management Alumni Association Awards banquet, Nov. 9 at the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga. Czarnecki, 61, died in February.
Czarnecki had a 40-year career with M&T, rising from assistant branch manager to president and COO. He earned his bachelor's degree from the UB School of Management, and later completed his MBA at Canisius College. Czarnecki also served as vice chairman of the UB Council.