Martha Henderson Becomes Vice Chairman of Entertainment

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — City National Bank announced today that Martha Henderson, the bank’s long-time executive vice president of Entertainment Banking, will take on the role of vice chairman of Entertainment Banking. JaHan Wang, formerly head of East Coast Entertainment Banking, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Entertainment Banking.

As vice-chairman, Henderson will continue to play an important role in Leisure Bank, particularly in the group’s work with clients and on strategy.

When she joined City National, Henderson was one of just 16 colleagues on the bank’s new Leisure Banking team. She was made head of the business in 1989. Under her leadership, City National’s team of 250 associates now provides financial expertise to over 90% of entertainment industry managers, over half of shows Broadway, over 80% country music. business in Nashville, and some of the biggest names in the Latin sports and entertainment industries. She led the strategic expansion of Entertainment Banking 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.)

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“City National has a long and rich 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 am grateful that we will continue to benefit from her extensive experience as she works closely with JaHan in her new role as vice chairman. We are grateful for Martha’s decades of leadership and the an indelible mark she left on our organization.”

The press has once again recognized Henderson as one of the most powerful directors in Hollywood. Barron’s called her the “Greta Garbo of private banking”. As a result of 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 long-time supporter of Project Angel Food, where she is a member of their Circle of Angels. She serves on the boards of Friends of Saban Community Clinic and The Geffen Playhouse, of which she was a former co-chair, and volunteers her time to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.

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“I also want to congratulate JaHan, who is extremely customer focused and has been an important part of our Leisure Banking group since he joined in 2007,” said Coffey. “He is an outstanding leader who exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit that defines our culture. His contributions and vision have helped us maintain the vibrant and dynamic entertainment community at needs are always changing.”

Wang has been with City National for 16 years and has been the head of East Coast Leisure Banking since May 2021. He has over 30 years of banking experience and has held a series of to hold increasingly senior roles in Leisure Banking since joining the team as vice president and chief credit officer. Before joining City National, Wang worked as a relationship banker at national corporate bank Citibank. He began his career in JPMorgan’s corporate middle banking division as a relationship banker.

Wang was nominated to the Class of 2022 by Leadership Music, a nationwide nonprofit educational program and forum for recognized music industry leaders. Active in the community, he has spent his time with New York Cares since 2017, supporting various charities in and around New York, and has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles since 2020. member of the Business Leadership Council for the Central Park Conservancy since 2022.

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Wang has joined the bank’s Executive Council and reports directly to Rich Raffetto, president of City National.

For a photo of Henderson, click here.

For a photo of Wang, click here.

About City National
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, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada , New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Miami.* In addition, the firm and its investment affiliates manage or administer $83.6 billion in client investment assets.

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, business, public and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the US and 27 other countries.

For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at

*City National Bank does business in Miami and the state of Florida as CN Bank.

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