About RichardRichard A. Cheap has served as General Counsel and Secretary for Huntington Bancshares Incorporated and as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Cashier of The Huntington National Bank since 1998. He has also served as a vice president and a director since 2001 of Huntington Preferred Capital, Inc. and is a past secretary.
Prior to joining Huntington, Cheap practiced law with Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP in Columbus, Ohio, starting in 1981 and becoming a partner in 1987. While with the practice, he concentrated in the areas of general business, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and business taxation. Cheap represented Huntington in a variety of matters, including acting as lead attorney in negotiating the terms and documentation of most of its acquisitions the entirety of his time with the firm.
Cheap is a member of the American Banker Association’s General Counsel’s Group and the Central Ohio General Counsel’s Group. He serves as chairman of the Columbus State Community College Foundation Board.