Sandra E. Pierce

Senior Executive Vice President, Private Client Group & Regional Banking Director & Chairman of Michigan at Huntington Bancshares, Inc.

Sandra E. Pierce

Sandra E. Pierce

Senior Executive Vice President, Private Client Group & Regional Banking Director & Chairman of Michigan at Huntington Bancshares, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Citizens Bank NA
FirstMerit Michigan

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2721

Primary Location

Milford, MI, United States

Number of Boards

24

Birthday

1959

Age

62

Number of Awards

2

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Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Penske Automotive Group, Inc.

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Chief Community Officer at Barton Malow Co.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at M-1 Rail

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Founder at Strategic Staffing Solutions, Inc. (Michigan)

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Former President at Wayne State University

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Chief Executive Officer at American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc.

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Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary to United Arab Emirates at United States Department of State

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Chief Executive Officer at Detroit Downtown, Inc.

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Counsel at Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Sandra E. Pierce
Senior Executive Vice President, Private Client Group & Regional Banking Director & Chairman of Michigan at Huntington Bancshares, Inc.
Education
Masters of Business Administration & Finance
Class of 1984

Our mission is to prepare our students for challenging and rewarding careers, advance the boundaries of scholarly and practitioner knowledge, and enhance the economic vitality of the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond through our programs, research and community engagement.

Bachelor in Business Administration & Marketing
Class of 1980

Wayne State University (WSU) is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan, United States, in the city's Midtown Cultural Center Historic District and Wayne State University Buildings Historic District. Founded in 1868, WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering 370 programs to nearly 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It is currently Michigan's fourth-largest university and one of the 100 largest universities in the United States. The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres (822,000 m²) linking more than 100 education and research buildings in the heart of Detroit. It also has six extension centers in the metro Detroit area providing access to a limited selection of courses. The institution is a notable engine in metro Detroit's educational, cultural and economic landscape, as manifested through efforts such as its thriving research and technology park and hosting of the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival.

Memberships
Member
Current

Henry Ford Health System, Inc. engages in the provision of health care services. It offers services in the areas of addiction treatment, allergy and immunology, anesthesiology, autism and developmental disabilities, bariatric surgery center, behavioral health, cancer, center for integrative medicine, colon and rectal surgery, dermatology, diabetes, emergency, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, genetics, heart and vascular, brain tumor, hospital medicine, infectious diseases, internal medicine and endocrinology, and bone mineral disorders. The company was founded by Henry Ford in 1915 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Member
Current

The Detroit Regional Chamber is a non-profit organization based in Detroit, MI. Serving the business community throughout all of Southeast Michigan for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber continues to serve its members and affiliates in its mission to power the economy of Southeast Michigan. Chamber activities and initiatives are centered on four strategic pillars: economic development, regional collaboration, education reform and member value.

Member
Current

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) is the state’s business roundtable, composed of the chairpersons, CEOs or most senior executives of the state’s largest job providers and universities. Together, their members power one-third of the state's economy and educate nearly one-half of the state's university students, which makes them a powerful driver for economic development and change.

Career History
Senior Executive Vice President, Private Client Group & Regional Banking Director & Chairman of Michigan
2016 - Current

Huntington Bancshares, Inc. operates as a bank holding company. It provides commercial and consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, automobile financing, recreational vehicle and marine financing, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, insurance programs, and other financial products and services. The company operates through the following segments: Consumer & Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate & Vehicle Finance, Regional Banking & The Huntington Private Client Group, and Home Lending. The Consumer & Business Banking segment provides financial products and services to consumer and small business customers including but not limited to checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, investments, consumer loans, credit cards and small business loans. The Commercial Banking segment provides products and services to the middle market, large corporate, and government public sector customers located primarily within its geographic footprint. The segment is divided into following business units: Middle Market, Large Corporate, Specialty Banking, Asset Finance, Capital Markets, Treasury Management, and Insurance. The Commercial Real Estate & Vehicle Finance segment provides products and services include providing financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers with real estate project financing needs, and financing for the purchase of automobiles, light-duty trucks, recreational vehicles and marine craft at franchised dealerships, financing the acquisition of new and used vehicle inventory of franchised automotive dealerships. The Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group segment consists of private banking, wealth & investment management, and retirement plan services. The Home Lending segment originates and services consumer loans and mortgages for customers who are located in primary banking markets. Huntington Bancshares was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Columbus, OH.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2013 - Prior
Vice Chairman
2013 - Prior

FirstMerit Corp. operates as a bank holding company for FirstMerit Bank, NA. The company provides a wide range of banking, fiduciary, financial, insurance and investment services to corporate, institutional and individual customers throughout Ohio, Chicago, Illinois and Western Pennsylvania. It operates through four business lines: Commercial, Retail, Wealth & Other. The Commercial line of business provides a full range of lending, depository, and related financial services to middle-market corporate, industrial, financial, business banking, public entities, and leasing clients. It also includes personal business from commercial loan clients in coordination with the Wealth Management segment. Its products include commercial term loans, revolving credit arrangements, asset-based lending, leasing, commercial mortgages, real estate construction lending, letters of credit, cash management services and other depository products. The Retail line of business includes consumer lending and deposit gathering, residential mortgage loan origination and servicing, and branch-based small business banking. Retail offers a variety of retail financial products and services including consumer direct and indirect installment loans, debit and credit cards, debit gift cards, residential mortgage loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, deposit products, fixed and variable annuities and ATM network services also offers other deposit products includes checking, savings, money market accounts and certificates of deposit. The wealth line of business offers an array of asset management, private banking, financial planning, estate settlement and administration, credit and deposit products and services. Its trust and investment services include personal trust and planning, investment management, estate settlement and administration services. The Retirement plan services focus on investment management and fiduciary activities. The Brokerage and insurance delivers retail mutual funds, other securities, variable and fixed annuities, personal disability and life insurance products and brokerage services. The Private banking provides credit, deposit and asset management solutions for affluent clients. The Other line of business includes activities that are not directly attributable to one of the three principal lines of business which includes other category the parent company, eliminations companies, community development operations, the treasury group, which includes the securities portfolio, wholesale funding and asset liability management activities, and the economic impact of certain assets, capital and support function not specifically identifiable with the three primary lines of business. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Akron, OH.

Boards & Committees
Vice Chair
Current

Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) is the state’s business roundtable, composed of the chairpersons, CEOs or most senior executives of the state’s largest job providers and universities. Together, their members power one-third of the state's economy and educate nearly one-half of the state's university students, which makes them a powerful driver for economic development and change.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation was founded in 1982 for the purpose of staging and perpetuating America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van Furniture, Michigan’s grandest and most cherished civic event. It is governed by key civic and corporate leaders representing the primary industrial, retail, automotive and institutional organizations that define the greater Detroit community. Their active involvement ensures that America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van remains a vital part of metropolitan Detroit’s cultural community. The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation also includes a volunteer corps of 1,500. These dedicated individuals contribute to the staging of America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van, under the supervision of Michigan’s Thanksgiving Parade Foundation and a full-time management staff of event, marketing, and creative professionals. The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade, now known as America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van, was founded in 1924. For more than 75 years, The Parade has been a one-of-a-kind spectacle of fantasy, holiday spirit and community enthusiasm. The Parade has grown to include more than 75 parade units, including floats, balloons and marching bands in procession. America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van Furniture is Detroit’s most visible civic event, a positive demonstration of the best this community has to offer to its people and the greater American community. Exceptional curbside attendance as well as extensive “live” radio and television coverage, on a regional and national level, combine to create unparalleled marketing and promotional exposure for the City of Detroit. In an effort to expand the reach and impact of America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van Furniture, The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation also has produced a variety of auxiliary fundraising and community outreach events including Hob Nobble Gobble presented by Ford Motor Company, a spectacular black-tie fundraising event; the Ford Fireworks; the 1997, 1998, 2002 & 2008 Red Wings Victory Parades; The 1998 University of Michigan Rose Bowl Victory Parade; the 1999 Big Balloon Parade staged in Green Bay, Wisconsin; and The Parade Company assisted Australia with their Centenary of Federation Parade on January 1, 2001. The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Funding is derived from corporate sponsorships, foundations and individual donations. The Foundation receives no local, state or federal appropriations. The Parade Company is the marketing and operating division of The Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation is a nonprofit company headquartered in the United States that operates as a charitable foundation.

Political Donations
$500
2007

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$500
2007

Former Senator from New York

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Awards & Honors
Rank #25
2014
American Banker - 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking
2007
Crain's Detroit Business - Most Influential Women
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