With over 25 years of leadership in driving growth and financial performance, Susan (Susie) Baker Shipley has a track record of transforming under-performing businesses, launching new strategic enterprises and creating large-scale cultural change in the organizations she has served.
As President of Huntington Bank's Pennsylvania, Ohio Valley, and Mahoning Valley Region, she has delivered impressive growth in revenue and pre-tax operating profit combined with positive operating leverage since 2012. At the center of this financial transformation was a dramatic cultural shift keenly focused on the customer, community and colleague experience.
Prior to joining Huntington Bank, Susie served as Executive Vice President and Head of Global Trade Finance, North America for The Royal Bank of Scotland/Citizens Bank and Senior Vice President and Deputy Group Head of International for PNC.
Throughout her career, she has been a change agent and catalyst for organizational growth through innovation, successfully managing risks and mitigating them with new technologies and corporate governance. Susie's extensive experience includes building high performing and collaborative teams; business development; strategy planning and execution; community affairs and economic development; federal, state and regional government affairs; ethics and compliance; as well as mergers and acquisitions.
In 2014, Susie was appointed Chair of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission. During her eight-year tenure in this role, she worked with commission members, state and regional leaders, and national organizations to secure billions in federal funding to effectively leverage the region's waterways for economic development and job creation.
She is deeply involved in the local community, serving on the boards of UPMC, UPMC Health Plan, Pennsylvania Bankers Association and the HEAR Foundation. She previously served on the boards of The Allegheny Conference, The Andy Warhol Museum, the Power of 32 Site Development Fund, Manchester Bidwell Corporation, The Pittsburgh Opera and The Children's Institute.
Susie has been recognized as one of the region's most influential regional leaders as a 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020 Pittsburgh Business Times POWER 100 recipient. She has been named a Distinguished Alumna of the University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business, a Best 50 Women in Business in Pennsylvania, a Woman of Distinction in Business by the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania, an Oakland Catholic Leading Lady and an Athena International Finalist. She is a Rotary Foundation International Scholarship recipient and a Rotary International Foundation Paul Harris Fellow.