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Huntington Bank Names Barbara Benham Director Of Corporate Communications And Government Relations

Huntington Bank (NASDAQ: HBAN; has named Barbara Benham director of corporate communications and government relations, the bank announced today. She has served as interim director for the past year, reporting to Steve Steinour, Huntington’s chairman, president and CEO. Benham has led the bank’s government relations department for the past 10 years and has extensive experience in building partnerships in the communities the bank serves.

Barbara will continue to oversee public relations, internal communications, and government relations. During her year in the position, she has helped to raise awareness in the community about Huntington, increase communications with Huntington colleagues and build strong innovative partnerships with elected officials, civic organizations and community groups.

“Barbara is one of the country’s top government relations professionals in the banking industry,” said Steinour. “Over the past year, she has helped strengthen Huntington’s business during a time of tremendous growth. She has taken on a new role and improved our corporate communications strategy, while continuing to lead government relations at a critical period for financial services. She is extremely active in our communities and dedicated to finding innovative solutions for our customers, colleagues and shareholders. She is the right leader to help guide Huntington’s communications and government affairs as the bank continues to grow.”

“Huntington has demonstrated an industry-leading commitment to our customers and communities,” said Benham. “We have created innovative, customer-friendly banking products and groundbreaking partnerships in our markets that position us to drive economic recovery in the neighborhoods we serve.”

Benham has nearly 20 years of experience in community and government relations. She has worked for a wide variety of organizations spanning the nonprofit, civic, corporate and government sectors. Before joining Huntington in 1998, she served as the development director for Children’s Hunger Alliance, manager of the Wexner Center Foundation, as an account executive at RWA Management and Marketing, and in senior leadership roles for statewide and federal political campaigns.

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