Huntington (NASDAQ: HBAN; www.huntington.com) announced today that Gregory A. Smith was named president of Cincinnati-based Haberer Registered Investment Advisor, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Huntington National Bank. Smith will report to Steven Short, executive vice president and director of Huntington Wealth Advisors.
Gregory A. Smith, president of Haberer Registered Investment Advisor, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Greg’s extensive investment experience will greatly enhance Haberer’s successful track record of offering a full range of investment and wealth management services.” said Short. “As president, he will put his considerable talents to work in continuing to define the company’s strategic direction, as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the firm. His financial and management strengths will give Haberer clients the investment knowledge and support they need for continued success in the future.” Smith was senior vice president and director of Private Client Services for Haberer since 2006. He has more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a member of the Financial Planning Association. He holds an undergraduate degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and earned his MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati. Prior to joining Huntington, Smith was senior vice president in the investment advisors division of Fifth Third Bank. Throughout his career, Smith has been involved in the Greater Cincinnati community in various capacities with Leadership Cincinnati, the Fine Arts Fund, United Way, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Legacy, the Midwest Benefits Conference, the First Tee and All Saints Church. In addition, he was named one of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Forty Under 40” and named Cincinnati magazine’s Five Star Wealth Manager in 2008 through 2013. About Huntington Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $56 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The Huntington National Bank, founded in 1866, provides full-service commercial, small business, and consumer banking services; mortgage banking services; treasury management and foreign exchange services; equipment leasing; wealth and investment management services; trust services; brokerage services; customized insurance brokerage and service programs; and other financial products and services. The principal markets for these services are Huntington’s six-state retail banking franchise: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The primary distribution channels include a banking network of more than 725 traditional branches and convenience branches located in grocery stores and retirement centers, and through an array of alternative distribution channels including internet and mobile banking, telephone banking, and more than 1,400 ATMs. Through automotive dealership relationships within its six-state retail banking franchise area and selected other Midwest and New England states, Huntington also provides commercial banking services to the automotive dealers and retail automobile financing for dealer customers.