Martha Henderson becomes vice president of entertainment

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National City Bank today announced that Martha Henderson, longtime Executive Vice President of Entertainment Banking, will assume the newly created role of Vice President of Entertainment Banking. JaHan Wang, formerly head of Entertainment Banking on the East Coast, has been promoted to executive vice president of Entertainment Banking.

As vice president, Henderson will continue to play an important role in Entertainment Banking, particularly in the organization’s work with customers and on strategy.

When she joined City National, Henderson was one of 16 colleagues on the bank’s fledgling Entertainment Banking team. She was named head of the company in 1989. Under her leadership, City National’s team of 250 colleagues now provides financial expertise to more than 90% of entertainment business leaders, more than half of all of the Broadway shows, over 80% of the country music industry in Nashville, and some of the biggest names in the sports and Latin entertainment industries. She led Entertainment Banking’s strategic expansion into New York, as well as the opening of the bank’s first offices in Atlanta and on Music Row in Nashville in 2011, and most recently in Miami in 2019. (City National does business in the State of Florida as CN Bank.)

“City National has a long and storied history of supporting the entertainment industry since its founding in 1954,” said Kelly Coffey, CEO of City National. “I want to congratulate Martha on her new role, and I’m grateful that we continue to benefit from her vast experience as she works closely with JaHan in her new capacity as Vice President. We are grateful for Martha’s decades of leadership and the indelible mark she left on our organization.

The media has repeatedly recognized Henderson as one of Hollywood’s most powerful executives. Barron dubbed her the “Greta Garbo of private banking”. Due to her leadership during the pandemic, The Wrap named her one of the “Women Who Saved Hollywood” in 2020.

Henderson’s legacy extends beyond City National. She is also a longtime supporter of Project Angel Food, where she is a member of its circle of angels. She sits on the boards of the Friends of Saban Community Clinic and the Geffen Playhouse, where she previously served as co-chair, and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.

“I also want to commend JaHan, who is incredibly customer-focused and has played an important role in our Entertainment Banking organization since joining in 2007,” Coffey said. “He is an exceptional leader who exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit that defines our culture. His contributions and vision have helped us keep pace with the vibrant and dynamic entertainment community whose needs are constantly changing. »

Wang has worked for City National for 16 years and has been the head of East Coast Entertainment Banking since May 2021. He has over 30 years of banking experience and has held a series of increasingly senior positions at within Entertainment Banking since joining the team. as Vice President and Chief Loan Officer. Prior to City National, Wang worked as a relationship banker at Citibank’s domestic corporate bank. He began his career in the mid-corporate banking division of JPMorgan as a relationship banker.

Wang was named to the class of 2022 by Leadership Music, a highly selective nonprofit national educational program and forum for recognized leaders in the music industry. Active in the community, he has volunteered with New York Cares since 2017, supporting numerous charities in and around New York City, and served as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles since 2020. Wang has also been a member of the Business Leadership Council of Central Park Conservancy since 2022.

Wang has joined the bank’s executive board and reports directly to Rich Raffetto, chairman of City National.

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About the National City
With $95.3 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 67 branches, including 22 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, La San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Miami.* In addition, the firm and its investment subsidiaries manage or administer $83.6 billion in assets of customer investment.

City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of the world’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 17 million personal, commercial, public sector and institutional clients through its offices in Canada, the United States and 27 other countries.

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*City National Bank operates in Miami and the State of Florida as CN Bank.

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