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Martha Henderson

Executive Vice President
City National Bank
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Martha Henderson is executive vice president and manager of Entertainment Banking at City National Bank. She is also a member of the company’s Strategy and Planning Committee and its Executive Committee.

Martha joined the bank in 1983 and has led Entertainment Banking for more than 30 years. She oversees a team of 250 entertainment banking professionals in Beverly Hills, New York, Nashville, Atlanta and Miami. Under her leadership, City National’s Entertainment Banking has been recognized by the entertainment industry as the leader in providing personal financial services to business managers, talent agencies and entertainment law firms.

In 2022, Martha made Billboard's Power List, which recognizes the top executives shaping the music business. In 2021, she was named in the Top Teams of American Banker’s most powerful women in banking. She was also selected for The Wrap’s ChangeMakers List, which celebrated women “who saved entertainment” in 2020. Martha also earned a spot on Variety’s 2020 and 2019 Women’s Impact Report, which recognizes the most important women in Hollywood. In 2017, she was profiled in Barron’s as the most powerful banker in Hollywood. In 2016, Martha was named as one of Variety’s Power of Women Impact honorees. In 2014 and 2015, Martha was honored as one the 50 most powerful executives in the industry by Billboard at the Women in Music Awards. 

Martha resides in Beverly Hills, California, and is a native of the South Bay area. She serves on the boards of the Friends of The Saban Free Clinic and The Geffen Playhouse, where she was previously a co-chair. She also volunteers her time with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles — an organization that serves and mentors underprivileged youth — and received its Innovator Award in 2018. Martha is also a longtime supporter of Project Angel Food, where she is a member of its Circle of Angels.