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Linda Duncombe, EVP and chief marketing, product and digital officer

Martha Henderson, EVP and manager of entertainment banking

Faced with an unprecedented crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Henderson called on her 40 years of experience in entertainment banking, not to mention her ability to navigate government red tape, and secured nearly 6,000 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans totaling more than $800 million for her show business clients. At the same time, Duncombe, who joined City National Bank in January 2019, directed the bank’s philanthropic efforts, quadrupling its support for industry charities and orgs including Broadway Cares, MusiCares, SAG-AFTRA, ACM Lifting Lives and the Actors Fund, as well as favored causes such as Project Angel Food. She also launched major sponsorships of the Tribeca Film Festival and Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, while continuing its role as the official bank of the Tony Awards. “It was very important that we showed our support,” says Duncombe. “This is the time when character is tested, and we’re standing up to it.”