Huntington Bank Appoints Diane L. Dougherty Senior Vice President and Director of Collections

Dougherty Brings Nearly 20 Years of Experience In Mortgage Default and Loss Mitigation

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Huntington National Bank has appointed Diane L. Dougherty as senior vice president and director of collections. Dougherty led credit loss and customer counseling programs for National City Mortgage for seven years, most recently serving as senior vice president of customer counseling and loss mitigation. In her new role, Dougherty is responsible for Huntington's consumer collections programs. She reports to Nick Stanutz, auto finance and dealer services group executive.

"A well-managed collections department is critical both for the bank and for our customers," said Stanutz. "Diane brings a strong history in customer relations, which will play an important role as Huntington continues to grow its core businesses."

Dougherty has worked as a loss mitigation manager in the banking industry since 1990. She began her career as a loss mitigation manager for CitiMortgage Inc. in St. Louis, Mo.

Dougherty served on the Freddie Mac Default Advisory Group in 2009, and was nominated in 2008 for the "Business Woman of Influence Award" sponsored by the Dayton Daily News. Dougherty has served on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Dayton since 2005, and is chair of its Resource Development Committee.

"I am very happy to be part of such a dedicated team of financial professionals," said Dougherty. "The organization is a good fit for my interest in counseling customers. Additionally, I share Huntington's strong commitment to community service."

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $53 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Huntington has more than 143 years of serving the financial needs of its customers. Through our subsidiaries, including our banking subsidiary, The Huntington National Bank, we provide full-service commercial and consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, customized insurance service program, and other financial products and services. Our over 600 banking offices are located in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Huntington also offers retail and commercial financial services online at; through its technologically advanced, 24-hour telephone bank; and through its network of almost 1,400 ATMs. The Auto Finance and Dealer Services group offers automobile loans to consumers and commercial loans to automobile dealers within our six-state banking franchise area. Selected financial service activities are also conducted in other states including: Private Financial Group offices in Florida; and Mortgage Banking offices in Maryland and New Jersey. International banking services are available through the headquarters office in Columbus and a limited purpose office located in both the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.

SOURCE Huntington Bancshares Inc.