Huntington Bancshares Inc. promoted Pete Dunlap Friday to president of its Huntington Insurance division.

Mr. Dunlap runs the Columbus, Ohio, company's insurance business, which includes consumer and commercial services in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, and West Virginia.

He joined Huntington in 2000 and has been a senior vice president and national sales manager for the Huntington Investment Co. division since 2005. He was a regional sales manager in southern Ohio-Kentucky from 2002 to 2005 and worked in insurance services for two years before that.

His insurance industry experience includes posts at MetLife Inc. and the former Commercial Union Insurance Co., which is now known as Aviva PLC.

Huntington has sold insurance since 1996. It is a $55 billion-asset regional bank holding company.

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