Martha Henderson, City National Bank’s long-standing Executive Vice President of Entertainment Banking, will assume the newly created role of Vice Chairman of Entertainment Banking. JaHan Wang, formerly Head of Entertainment Banking on the East Coast, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Entertainment Banking.
In this position, Henderson will continue to play an important role in Entertainment Banking, specifically in the organization’s work with clients and on strategy.
When Henderson first joined City National, she was one of just 16 colleagues on the bank’s fledgling Entertainment Banking team. She was made head of the business in 1989. According to the bank, under Henderson’s leadership, City National’s team of 250 colleagues now provides financial expertise to more than 90 percent of entertainment business managers, more than half of all Broadway shows, over 80 percent of the country music industry in Nashville as well as some of the biggest names in the sports and Latin entertainment industries. She led the strategic expansion of Entertainment Banking into New York, in addition to the openings of the bank’s first offices in Atlanta and Nashville on Music Row in 2011, and Miami in 2019.
Henderson is also a longtime supporter of Project Angel Food, where she is a member of its Circle of Angels. She serves on the boards of the Friends of Saban Community Clinic and The Geffen Playhouse, for which she was previously a Co-Chair, and she volunteers her time to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.
“City National has a long and rich history of supporting the entertainment industry since our founding in 1954,” says Kelly Coffey, City National CEO. “I want to congratulate Martha on her new role, and I’m thankful that we will continue to benefit from her vast experience as she works closely with JaHan in her new capacity as Vice Chairman. We’re grateful for Martha’s decades of leadership and the indelible mark she has left on our organization.”
Wang has been with City National for 16 years and has served as head of Entertainment Banking on the East Coast since May 2021. He has more than 30 years of banking experience and has held a series of increasingly senior roles within Entertainment Banking since joining the team as a Vice President and Senior Credit Officer. Prior to City National, Wang worked as a relationship banker at Citibank’s national corporate bank. He began his career in JPMorgan’s mid-corporate banking division as a Relationship Banker.
He was named a member of Leadership Music’s Class of 2022, a selective nationwide nonprofit educational program and forum for recognized music industry leaders. Active in the community, he has served as a volunteer for New York Cares since 2017, supporting numerous charitable organizations in and around New York, and has served as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles since 2020. Wang has also been a member of the Business Leadership Council for the Central Park Conservancy since 2022.
In his new role, Wang has joined the bank’s Executive Council and will report directly to Rich Raffetto, President of City National.
“I also want to congratulate JaHan, who is incredibly client focused and has played an important role in our Entertainment Banking organization since he joined in 2007,” adds Coffey. “He is an outstanding leader who is a perfect example of the entrepreneurial spirit that defines our culture. His contributions and vision have helped us keep pace with the vibrant and dynamic entertainment community whose needs are always evolving.”
- CMA Honors Industry Professionals At Annual Touring Awards - January 31, 2023
- Megan Moroney Lights Up The Electric Jane With Special Showcase - January 31, 2023
- CMHOF Adds Bob Heinemann As Senior Director Of Marketing - January 31, 2023