Huntington Bank announces new regional president

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Krista Flynn. Courtesy Huntington Bank </strong

Huntington Bank has named Krista Flynn the regional president of its West Michigan market.

She will succeed John Irwin, who will be retiring at the end of the year after leading the region for the last eight years.

In her new role, Flynn will be responsible for all the bank’s business activity in the region.

Flynn has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry, including commercial banking, capital markets and credit underwriting. She joined Huntington Bank after it acquired Detroit-based TCF Bank this year, where she held the same leadership role. She also served as West Michigan regional president for Chemical Bank, before it merged with TCF in 2018.

In addition to her role in the financial industry, Flynn is a board member of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Grand Action 2.0, The Right Place, West Michigan CEO Council, Junior Achievement and KConnect. She also volunteers with the Association for Corporate Growth Western Michigan and Kids’ Food Basket.

“We are honored to have Krista serve as our new regional president for West Michigan,” said Sandy Pierce, Huntington’s head of regional banking and chair of Michigan. “She is an accomplished commercial banker and leader who not only understands the needs of people, businesses and her community, but also is committed to finding solutions to meet those needs. With Krista at the helm, I know the region will continue to be guided by strong, capable leadership.”

Flynn and Irwin will be working together during the transition period before his retirement. Prior to serving as regional president, Irwin oversaw and grew Huntington’s corporate banking business in the region for 10 years.

“It’s impossible to overstate John’s contributions to Huntington, his customers and the community he deeply cherishes,” Pierce added. “He truly has made life better for thousands of West Michiganders.”

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