Huntington Bank (NASDAQ: HBAN; www.huntington.com) has named Susan (Susie) Baker Shipley president of its Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley region, the bank announced today. Shipley joins Huntington from The Royal Bank of Scotland/Citizens Bank where she was head of global trade finance for North America. In her new role, Shipley will lead the commercial business segment, and orchestrate business development and service activities among all of Huntington’s businesses in the region, while deepening the bank’s community relationships. She will report to Jim Dunlap, Huntington’s regional and commercial banking director. “Susie has broad banking experience in the local, national and international markets,” said Dunlap. “A Pittsburgh native, Susie knows the diverse industries of the area and is committed to help local businesses. This knowledge and her strong banking background will enable her to drive Huntington’s ongoing growth. Susie’s deep ties in the Pittsburgh community through her long history of supporting dozens of organizations will also help her to expand Huntington’s community relationships.” “I am delighted to join Huntington, which is one of the best regional banks in the country,” said Shipley. “I have admired Huntington’s investment in Western Pennsylvania and the Ohio Valley. I look forward to joining an organization that shares my values and commitment to the community.” Shipley will succeed David Hammer, who has chosen to leave Huntington to pursue other interests. “Dave has done an excellent job raising Huntington’s profile in Pittsburgh,” said Dunlap. “We thank him for his diligent work and wish him well in his new pursuits.” At Citizens, Shipley led all aspects of the global trade finance business in the U.S. and Canadian markets across all RBS and Citizens Bank client sectors. Shipley first joined Citizens in 2002 as managing director of domestic and international cash management. Prior to joining Citizens, Shipley worked for 14 years at PNC Bank in various management positions, ending her career there as deputy group head of PNC global services and head of the strategic partners business in its treasury management division.