CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Huntington Bank today named longtime Cleveland banking executive Renee Csuhran interim president of its Cleveland region. Csuhran is a Huntington executive vice president and managing director of commercial real estate for the company. Csuhran is assuming the interim regional leadership role as prior president Daniel P. Walsh Jr. departs Huntington to launch a new real estate private investment company that will be headquartered in Cleveland. The venture will spearhead investments in apartment and mixed-use developments across the country with initial focus on Cleveland.
As interim Cleveland region president, Csuhran will manage collaboration among all of Huntington’s business lines in the greater metropolitan area, while leading the region’s Private Client Group. Csuhran will continue her existing role as companywide business leader for commercial real estate, and also community development lending. As interim region president, she will also take on leadership of the bank’s longstanding community commitments in Cleveland.
“Renee is a proven performer with deep ties in Cleveland,” said Steve Steinour, chairman, president and CEO of Huntington Bancshares Inc. “I have complete confidence she will be an outstanding ambassador for Huntington in greater Cleveland as we continue to grow here. We thank Dan for his years of service and shared commitment to helping Cleveland to recover from the economic downturn. We wish him well as he pursues the next phase of his career.”
“I am proud of Huntington’s growth in the market and know the company will continue to thrive here as a dedicated corporate citizen,” said Walsh. “Cleveland’s downtown development is attracting the attention of institutional real estate investors across the country. I am looking forward to starting a new company in my hometown that will help investors discover Cleveland.”
Walsh helped to drive Huntington’s position as the top local Small Business Administration lender and a major community supporter, including facilitating the launch of Cleveland operations for microlender ECDI, the Economic Community and Development Institute.
During Walsh’s tenure, Huntington dramatically expanded its Cleveland market presence, adding nearly 30 branch locations and weekend hours via an innovative partnership with Giant Eagle. Huntington’s in-store branches, along with innovative products and services, helped to significantly expand Huntington’s local customer base.
Csuhran has served as a commercial real estate executive at Huntington since joining the company in early 2012 and has served as managing director for two years. Prior to joining Huntington, Csuhran built her banking career at Key Bank over more than two decades, with an emphasis on commercial real estate, corporate banking and credit risk management. She departed Key as executive vice president and national client segment manager for real estate capital. Csuhran earned her master’s in business administration from Case Western Reserve University and her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University.
“I’m excited to take on the opportunity to continue increasing Huntington’s commitment to Cleveland,” said Csuhran. “This is a great place to do business and we are always looking to do more to benefit and further strengthen the regional economy. I’m honored to have been selected to step into the interim leadership role.”
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN and www.huntington.com) is a $64 billion asset regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The Huntington National Bank, founded in 1866, and its affiliates provide 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 700 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 1,500 ATMs. Through automotive dealership relationships within its six-state retail banking franchise area and selected other Midwest and Northeast states, Huntington also provides commercial banking services to the automotive dealers and retail automobile financing for dealer customers.