Michelle Van Dyke
President, Mortgages, Fifth Third Bancorp
Michelle Van Dyke is respected throughout Fifth Third Bancorp for her ability to drive results and develop talent. That's why in early September the Cincinnati company announced that it was promoting Van Dyke from regional banking president, overseeing operations in Michigan, Indiana and parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Missouri, to president of its mortgage unit.
Other market presidents have routinely raided Van Dyke's region for talent, due in large part to a leadership program she created. Since 2010, nearly 500 of the region's employees have moved on to bigger jobs in other Fifth Third markets. That leadership program is now used throughout the company.
Van Dyke's considerable leadership skills are also highly valued outside the company. She serves on the boards of two universities and a health care network, and she is actively involved in Business Leaders for Michigan, a roundtable of top business leaders whose mission is to help grow Michigan's economy.