Detra M. Miller

FORWARD Women's Leadership Forum

March 18, 19 & 20, 2021

Detra M. Miller

M&T Bank Administrative Vice President - Business Banking


Detra Miller is an Administrative Vice President in M&T Bank’s Business Banking Division. She oversees the Minority and Women Owned Business Team. Detra’s team is newly formed in an effort to create and develop strategies to proactively support a diverse client base in the M&T footprint. She and her team are dedicated to creating a differentiated client experience for minority and female entrepreneurs.


Detra joined M&T in 2008 through the Management Development Program. Upon completing the bank’s formal training program in 2009, Detra was promoted through several Branch Manager assignments in M&T’s Greater Baltimore Market and in 2015, was appointed the Retail Regional Manager for the Bank’s North East Maryland region. In that role, she led sales, operations and customer experience strategy for 12 M&T retail branches in Harford, Cecil and East Baltimore Counties in Maryland. In February 2018, Detra transitioned to Business Banking as the Team Leader for the North Central Maryland Region. In this role, Detra was responsible for leading a team of Relationship Managers who are dedicated to helping small business owners in the Baltimore community.


Detra is also a graduate of the Bank’s Business Banking Development Program, Diversity Development Program and Baltimore/Chesapeake Development Initiative. Detra is the immediate past President of the Mid-Atlantic African American Resource Group for M&T as well; a role that she proudly served in for 2 years. EDUCATION Detra received her undergraduate degree from Towson University.


AFFILIATIONS Detra serves as the Secretary for the Foundation Board for The Arc North Chesapeake Region in addition to leading the Social Justice Committee for the agency. She is also a Steering Committee member of the Cherry Hill Initiative. She is the immediate past Treasurer for Morgan State University’s Foundation Board; a role she served in for 2 years. She also is a 2018 graduate of the Executive Alliance Effective Impact Mentoring Program; a program dedicated to the advancement of women in their professional careers.


Guest columnist for publications such as the Baltimore Business Journal and The Daily Record

2021- MD Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) Black History Hero Honoree (Detra received award personally)

2020-Selected for American Banker’s The Most Powerful Women In Banking Next list. (Detra received award personally)

2020-Maryland Minority Contractors Association Honoree (MMCA)-Resource Finance Executive for Minority Businesses (Detra received award personally)

2020-The Daily Record: Leading Women Honoree (Detra received award personally)

2020- Co-Recipient of the American Banker Foundation’s George Bailey Distinguished Service Award (Detra received award personally)

2019-Finance Executive of the Year Award from MD Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) (Detra received award personally)

2019- Baltimore Business Journal 40 Under 40 (Detra received award personally)

2019-Recipient of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Bridging the Gap Achievement Award for Mentorship (M&T received award for Detra’s team’s efforts)

2019- Recipient of the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business award for the Small Business Resource Center Business of the Year award for partnership on the office’s Morning Masters series and the 0-100 Accelerator Program. (M&T received award for Detra’s team’s efforts)