Salem man to lead Huntington in Valley

Tribune Chronicle

YOUNGSTOWN – Huntington Bank announced that executive William C. Shivers will take on leadership of the company in the Mahoning Valley, effective Nov. 14.

He is replacing Huntington Mahoning Valley executive Frank Hierro, who is retiring.

Shivers, lead executive for Huntington’s Akron-Canton region, will split his time covering that region as well as the Mahoning Valley, a bank spokesman said on Tuesday.

Hierro, who has been with Huntington and its predecessor banks since 1978, has served as regional president in the Mahoning Valley since 1999.

As president, he manages the banking activity and operations for six counties in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

Hierro has served as chairman of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. and the Youngstown-Mahoning United Way annual campaign. He serves on the board of Young-stown State University Foundation; the Youngstown Business Incubator; Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. and the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp.

Hierro graduated magna cum laude from Youngstown State University, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Shivers began his career at Huntington in 2007 as a commercial banking team leader in the Canton region and was named region president for Akron / Canton in 2009.

He joined Huntington from Key Bank, where he had 15 years of commercial banking experience. He held a variety of positions at Key, including leading teams in Youngstown and Canton. His diverse background encompasses serving as a state examiner for the State Auditor’s Office. He was also director of sales and marketing and vice president of operations for Quaker Manufacturing Corp.

Shivers received his MBA from Franciscan University in Steubenville, and his undergraduate degree from Hiram College in Hiram.

Along with his wife, Lori, and their three daughters, he has resided in the Salem area for most of his life. He is a member of the board and senior vice chairman for the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce where he has been named chairman-elect for 2015; board member for the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Stark Development Board; board member of the Akron / Canton Regional Foodbank; and, chairman of the Parish Council of St. Ann’s Church in Sebring. He is a graduate of Leadership Mahoning Valley and past chairman of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges.