HWI Young Professional Spotlight

Nigel Smith, M&T Bank

Upon graduating in May 2019 from Skidmore College with a B.A. in Political Science minoring in Spanish and Business, Nigel began his career with M&T Bank as a Management Development Program Associate, specializing in Compliance Risk Management. Nigel also serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 139, in Eastside Buffalo and is an Eagle Scout.

Aside from his professional and community endeavors, he enjoys watersports, golf, running and traveling statewide, to attend music concerts.

Nigel is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.

Why were you interested in helping HWI?

Working with HWI is an opportunity to exercise my curiosity in an industry that is removed from my day to day activities. One of the most gripping elements of the organization is its willingness to collaborate and share research capabilities and medical instruments, with neighboring institutions, symbolizing an authentic stride to heal the community.

Why does research matter to you?

Research matters to me because I have witnessed its crucial utilization and need in the lives of loved ones. Though I am more of a social scientist, as Jill Szczesek our HWI COO often mentions, there is a myriad of opportunities for anyone to be active in the movement of medical research. I believe it is important that we as members of society, be willing to contribute in any way to enhance the health and lives of others.