Huntington Bank Names Donnell White Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Huntington National Bank (Huntington) announced today the appointment of Donnell White as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer. White will join the bank's Executive Leadership Team and oversee all DEI initiatives for the company.

"We are excited to have Donnell lead Huntington's DEI efforts. He brings rich experience and expertise to this role, and he has a strong track-record of delivering results," said CEO Steve Steinour. "Huntington has long championed diversity, equity, and inclusion. I look forward to working together to build upon our strong culture and commitment to DEI."

White previously served as Regional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director for Huntington, where he spearheaded several strategic initiatives that are important to the bank. In his new role, he will lead Huntington's efforts to foster a culture of inclusion, advocate for equity, cultivate a sense of belonging for all colleagues across the company and ensure Huntington is a leading employer in DEI.

"At Huntington, we are committed to creating a culture of inclusion, where everyone feels that they belong. I know that Donnell will bring passion to this role, while also ensuring accountability to our colleagues and communities," said Chief HR Officer, Raj Syal.

White is an active member in the community. He serves on the board of the National Diversity Council and Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency. In addition, White serves on the Sustainability Leadership Council of Michigan, Grow Michigan Board of Managers, Wayne State University President's Community Advisory Group, and the Focus Hope Advisory Group. He is Board Trustee for Michigan Children's Foundation, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Public Safety Foundation, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Foundation.

White earned his bachelor's degree in finance from Michigan State University. He is a Certified Diversity Professional through the National Diversity Council and The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business Executive Program.

About Huntington
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $187 billion asset regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.  Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumers, small and middle‐market businesses, corporations, municipalities, and other organizations with a comprehensive suite of banking, payments, wealth management, and risk management products and services.  Huntington operates more than 1,000 branches in 11 states, with certain businesses operating in extended geographies.  Visit for more information.

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