As SVP, Director of Retail Banking (Banking Center Sales & Service Director), Dr. Jason Abate provides leadership and oversight to the Retail Administration team and entire Banking Center network. Jason brings over 18 years of Retail Banking management experience to Monroe Bank & Trust and has held various leadership roles including; Retail Leader, District Manager and Banking Center Manager.
Dr. Abate takes pride in his strongest passion, which is for teaching and mentoring. He has been an Adjunct Professor for Purdue University Global, teaching several business and management courses over the past fourteen years. Dr. Abate serves as President of the school board of Canton Charter Academy and as an Advisory Board Member of Sober Grid, a first-of-its-kind mobile app designed as a resource to support users of the app to live sober and healthy lives. Dr. Abate has a strong passion for animal welfare and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Monroe County. Additionally, he is active in his community and serves as a Director of his Home Owners Association.
Abate’s current education includes a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) with a specialization in leadership from Walden University. He earned a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in global management as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan -Dearborn. His most recent educational pursuits include post graduate professional development in strategic business management from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.