WesBanco, Inc. a diversified, multi-state bank holding company, announced that industry veteran Richard Hunt has been named Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial & Industrial Banking. In his new role, Mr. Hunt will lead and execute the strategic direction of the Commercial & Industrial Banking division for WesBanco.
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“Rich is a proven leader and highly respected professional in the financial services industry,” said Jayson M. Zatta, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer at WesBanco. “His deep understanding of commercial & industrial banking fundamentals coupled with his solid track record in strategic leadership will be an enormous contribution to WesBanco’s long-term growth opportunities.”
With extensive experience in commercial lending combined with a deep understanding of the Mid-Atlantic market, Richard Hunt will be responsible for the strategic enhancement and growth of WesBanco’s Commercial & Industrial Banking business, including improving core capabilities, developing specialty lending and revenue products, and building a strong team through both internal development and talent acquisition.
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Mr. Hunt brings more than 30 years of experience in both commercial and retail banking to the role. Most recently, he was the Maryland Market President for Atlantic Union Bank, where he led its middle market, asset-based lending, and community banking teams. Previously, he served as the Regional President for Maryland at Northwest Bank, as well as the Director of Business and Community Banking for Maryland/Washington D.C. and Virginia at Provident Bank of Maryland. Rich is heavily involved in his community, and is currently Board Chair for Ascension/St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore and a member of the Executive Board of Jr. Achievement Chesapeake Region.
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