Michael DeWitt is Senior Vice President and Regional Director of CPC’s Western New York office located in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood. Mr. DeWitt is responsible for managing and cultivating CPC’s borrower relationships throughout the region, marketing CPC’s loan products, and overseeing the loan process from origination through closing.
Mr. DeWitt joined CPC in 2016 after a decade at First Niagara Bank, N.A. where he served as First Vice President and Relationship Manager. In this role, he oversaw a staff of analysts and underwriters and was responsible for the growth and management of a diverse portfolio of commercial real estate customers in Western New York including for-profit and nonprofit entities. Mr. DeWitt also has significant experience with complex projects involving the use of LIHTC and Historic Tax Credit equity as sources of project funding.
Immediately prior to his tenure at First Niagara, Mr. DeWitt held the position of Vice President and Relationship Manager at HSBC Bank USA where he had a distinguished fourteen-year career. In that role he managed a portfolio of commercial real estate customers across Upstate New York, including the origination of new loans and cross sale of bank products to those customers as well as new prospects.
Mr. DeWitt graduated summa Cum Laude from George Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs. He currently serves in the position of Chairman in both the Village of Alden Zoning Board of Appeals and Town of Alden Planning Board, and also serves as a Council Member in the Town Line Lutheran Church.