Huntington Appoints Keith Sanders Human Resources Director

Sanders has more than 20 years of HR experience

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntington Bank has named Keith Sanders, formerly of PepsiAmericas, Inc., executive vice president and director of human resources.  Sanders will define and direct all human resources policies, procedures and strategies in addition to leading Huntington's diversity and inclusion program.  He reports directly to Steve Steinour, chairman, president and CEO.

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"Keith has had a long and distinguished career across numerous industries," said Steinour. "His ideas and perspectives are exactly the kind of independent and innovative contributions we need to broaden the horizons of Huntington. He also shares our mission of developing and rewarding top talent. "

Sanders will be responsible for managing talent identification and acquisition as well as the training and development of existing personnel. In addition, Sanders will lead performance management, change management and compensation design.

"Becoming part of the Huntington family is a wonderful opportunity," said Sanders. "The leadership team has laid the foundation for future growth at the bank. I look forward to contributing to the company's vibrancy at this incredibly exciting time. Huntington is committed to the important mission of developing, recognizing and attracting colleagues with the drive and energy needed to continue on our path of further growth."

Before joining Huntington, Sanders was a U.S. vice president of human resources at PepsiAmericas, Inc., and was the company's chief diversity and inclusion officer. Prior to PepsiAmericas, Sanders was a district human resources director at AutoNation, supporting over 3,000 associates and managing staffing, recruiting and retention efforts. Sanders also previously worked as a human resources manager at Target and Federated Department Stores, now known as Macy's, Inc.

Sanders earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Harper College in Illinois.

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN) 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 branches also offers retail and commercial financial services online at; through its technologically advanced, telephone bank; and through its network of over 1,300 ATMs.

SOURCE Huntington Bancshares Incorporated