Huntington's Northwest Ohio President Sharon Speyer Appointed to University of Toledo Board of Trustees

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sharon Speyer, Northwest Ohio Region President for Huntington Bank (Nasdaq: HBAN;, has been appointed to the University of Toledo Board of Trustees by Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

"Sharon will add tremendous value to the board," said University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs. "As a graduate of our law school, she has been active in the Alumni Association and the College of Law Dean's Advisory Boards. As the regional president of Huntington, she also knows our northwestern Ohio communities and can guide UT as it continues its outreach to those areas."

Speyer who will serve a nine-year term on the board, earned her bachelor's degree in international studies at The Ohio State University.

"Sharon's Toledo roots, vast business experience and extensive relationships in the community will bring a fresh perspective to our board," said Board Chairman William Fall. "We are looking forward to her active participation in the future growth of the university."

"The University has and continues to play a vital role in the economic development of our community. Its collaboration with the business community will continue to be critical as we address the challenges that face us," said Speyer.  "I am honored to have the opportunity to participate in that endeavor."

Speyer also serves on numerous boards and committees including: Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Executive Board; Regional Growth Partnership Board and Executive Committee; Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Board; Toledo Symphony Board of Trustees; United Way; Imagination Station Board; and Women and Philanthropy at the University of Toledo. She is currently serving as 2010 Campaign Chair for the United Way of Greater Toledo.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $52 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Through its affiliated companies, Huntington has been providing a full range of financial services including checking, loans, savings, insurance and investment services to customers for 144 years. Huntington has more than 600 banking offices. Huntington also offers retail and commercial financial services online at; through its telephone bank; and through its network of over 1,300 ATMs.

SOURCE Huntington Bancshares Incorporated