Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN), a public listed Nasdaq stock has announced the appointment of Andy Harmening as Huntington Bancshares Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Consumer and Business Banking Leader. Harmening will be replacing Mary Navarro who has since retired.
Harmening has wide experience and will be joining the company in May. He has been serving as the Vice Chairman, Consumer Banking at Bank of the West. At Huntington Bancshares he will take over the company’ Home Lending business and will be in charge of nearly 8,500 workers including the company’s delivery network of over 1,000 branches across eight state that the bank has presence. He will join the bank’s leadership team and will be reporting to the chairman, CEO and president Stephen D. Steinour.
In a statement, Steinour said Harmening is a highly respected industry leader with a very good impressive record in driving positive results.
Harmening has over 25 years of experience in small business, consumer and commercial banking. Before joining Bank of the West in 2005, Harmening worked at U.S Bank in several capacities within the Commercial Banking and Small Business divisions. He started his career at Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati.
Harmening applauded Huntington’s efforts to remain at the forefront despite the enormous changes and disruptions that the banking industry is facing. He adds he is excited to join the bank at a time it is evolving and growing its brand.
Mary Navarro is retiring from Huntington after 15 years leading the bank’s Consumer and Business Banking and a total of 42 years in the banking industry. Navarro was pivotal in driving the bank’s Fair Play Banking strategy, continued growth and a national outlook as well as ranking highest in the retail banking satisfaction category for the past four years.
Both Navarro and Harmening worked together a long period having both served as chairs of the Consumer Bankers Association board.
Harmening has a BA from DePauw University in addition to MBA earned from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from the CBA Graduate School of Retail Bank Management.