Regional President, Central and Western Pennsylvania
M & T Bank
As regional president, Habig directly oversees banking in the central and western Pennsylvania region, where the bank has over 700 employees. She represents M & T Bank to local non-profits, industry groups and government. She said M & T Bank is committed to positively impacting the communities it serves and the lives of its customers.
Habig has been with M&T for 29 years and has served as regional president since October 2020.
She said she was so proud and excited to be named regional president. “It felt awesome to achieve this goal, especially as a woman in banking. My journey helps me understand, even more, the importance of being your best self every day – not just for me, but for my whole team. To say that I was thrilled would be a total understatement! What made this news even more exciting is when I called to tell my dad about my promotion. He was so proud that he cried. I am eternally grateful that he lived long enough to share in this experience with me … I will cherish that moment, always,” Habig said.
She said life lessons happen every day…here are a few to consider. Never underestimate the power of “please” and “thank you”, and you attract more with honey than with vinegar. It’s important to remember that success and failure are great teachers and provide the opportunity to be the best version of yourself. “I want to learn to always be my authentic self and be open to learning from all the great people that surround me,” Habig said.
She loves spending time with her family, especially when they can spend time together in Bethany Beach. “I have spent 33 wonderful trips around the sun with my husband, Michael, and we are extremely proud of our grown children, Erin and William. Our black lab, Casey, holds a special place in all our hearts. When I’m not taking in the salt air, I find happiness in craft related hobbies, and notably quilting,” Habig said.
This profile is part of Central Penn Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at cpbj.com or in our digital edition.