Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio, has named Bank of the West executive Andy Harmening as its new head of consumer and business banking. He will succeed Mary Navarro, who is retiring after 42 years in the industry.
Harmening is Bank of the West's vice chairman of consumer banking. Before joining the San Francisco unit of France's BNP Paribas in 2005, he worked in small business and commercial banking at U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis.
He will join Huntington in May and report to Chairman and CEO Stephen Steinour.
“Andy is a widely respected leader with an impressive track record for driving results,” Steinour said in a March 23 press release.
Navarro will step down in June, ending a 14-year stint overseeing retail and business banking at Huntington. She was previously a senior executive at Banc One, which was sold in 2004 to JPMorgan Chase.
Notably, Harmening and Navarro previously worked together on the board of the Consumer Bankers Association.
In a news release, Steinour said that Navarro has been instrumental in driving a retail strategy that has earned Huntington a top ranking in customer satisfaction from J.D. Power in four consecutive years.
“Mary has been an invaluable resource to Huntington, and her influence, dedication and hard work will propel us forward for many years to come," Steinour said.