About PetePeter Gillespie is president of Huntington’s Chicago and Wisconsin Regions.
Gillespie joined Huntington in 2016 following the merger of FirstMerit into the company. While at FirstMerit, he served as president and CEO for the Illinois region, responsible for all aspects of the bank in Illinois, including retail, private banking and commercial banking.
Previously, he was Chicago region president for First Bank. Prior to joining First Bank, he held various positions at Chase Bank and predecessors during a 26-year career in Chicago engaged in all aspects of middle market banking. He began his banking career at NBD in Michigan.
Gillespie graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in accounting before starting his business career with Arthur Andersen & Co. He received his MBA from Michigan State University prior to launching his career in banking. He currently serves as a board trustee for Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Inc. and is on the board of directors of Chicago Junior Achievement. He is also involved with the Art Institute Business Council.