Alle Ries is the Regional Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer for M&T Bank. In this role, she serves as a liaison between the bank and community-based organizations throughout New Jersey to develop and administer creative initiatives that meet the needs of low- to moderate-income individuals and their families. Prior to joining the bank she served as the Director of Community & Economic Development and Director of Program and Fund Development at La Casa de Don Pedro. In 2002, she served as a campaign consultant for Cory Booker’s mayoral race. With over 20 years of work in urban development, planning, politics, organizational and fund development, and community organizing , Alle brings a comprehensive set of skills to the table.
In addition to her work at M&T, Ms. Ries is currently Chair of New Jersey Community Capital’s Board of Directors, Vice Chair of St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society in Camden, and serves on the Board of Garden State Community Development Corporation. She received her Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University and has a BA from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.