Donald Dennis

Executive Vice President,
Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Culture Officer

About Donald

Donald leads diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture at Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. His belief is that when people feel respected and appreciated, they are more creative, innovative, and successful. He professionally develops strategies and programs to ensure Huntington is a leading employer in this regard. Donald is responsible for fostering a culture of inclusion, advocating for equity, and embedding a sense of belonging for all colleagues across the company. His contributions help to deepen Huntington’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the communities it serves.

He inspires and celebrates the spirit of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to its continued growth in the workplace. His background in thought leadership runs deep, knowing that incremental change isn’t enough. He works toward igniting and guiding this change.

As a result of his leadership, Donald was recognized as a Top 100 Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the National Diversity and Leadership Conference in 2022 and was named one of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America in 2022 by Savoy Magazine.

He joined Huntington in 2018 from Nationwide Financial Services, where he served as AVP, Learning & Performance Excellence, Learning Solutions Director, and Enterprise Applications Director. He also held several technology management roles at Chase and BISYS Fund Services. Donald began his career as a management information consultant with Accenture.

Donald serves on the Boards of the Mid-Ohio Food Collective and the Columbus Community Kitchen, LLC; he also serves on the UNCF Columbus Leadership Council. Donald completed the Executive Program in Leadership at the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. The Columbus, Ohio resident holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English Literature from The College of Wooster.