About MaryMary W. Navarro is Senior Executive Vice President, Retail and Business Banking Director for Huntington. With more than 40 years in banking, she began her career as a teller in high school and worked her way up to her current role. She is responsible for 7,500 colleagues including the bank’s branch delivery network of nearly 1,000 branches, business banking, marketing, customer advocacy, card products, deposits, and ATM and branch distribution. In her 14 years leading Huntington’s retail and business banking, Navarro has been instrumental in driving the company’s continued growth, Fair Play Banking strategy, continued growth and national recognition from J.D. Power for ranking highest in retail banking satisfaction in the country for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Prior to joining Huntington, Navarro served as executive vice president and Eastern Region retail manager for Banc One Corporation. She held many other senior leadership positions in retail, small business, commercial banking and commercial credit over her 17-year tenure there.
Navarro has been a board member of the Consumer Bankers Association for the past 13 years and also served as board chair. Outside of Huntington, she is very involved in the Central Ohio community. She is on Otterbein University’s Board of Trustees and Women’s Leadership Advisory Council and is secretary of the Columbus Metropolitan Library Board. She was on the board of the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus for eight years, including service as board chair, and is a Director Emeritus. She was also on the boards of the YWCA and Recreation Unlimited for six years. In 2014 and 2015 Navarro led Huntington’s Pelotonia team with 3,000 colleagues who raised in excess of $3 million each year for cancer research at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University.
Navarro has been named as part of American Banker’s prestigious “25 Most Powerful Woman in Banking” ranking for seven years, most recently as No. 15 in 2015 and No. 8 in 2014 and 2013. She was recognized by the YWCA of Central Ohio as one of six Woman of Achievement in the Columbus community in 2006.
Navarro earned a master’s degree in management from Aquinas College and a bachelor's degree in international business from the University of Colorado. She is fluent in Spanish.