Steinour to Address Ohio Dominican University Spring Commencement Graduates

Stephen Steinour


Columbus, OH (43219) Ohio Dominican University (ODU) will hold its 99th commencement exercise at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Approximately 300 students will have degrees conferred upon them as they are joined by hundreds of family and friends in Alumni Hall, located on ODU’s main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. 

Stephen Steinour, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Huntington Bancshares Inc., will deliver the commencement address. 

“We are excited to share this momentous occasion with our students and their families,” ODU President Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D., said. “Our students have dedicated years to their studies at Ohio Dominican University, and their professional and personal preparedness will undoubtedly be proven as they enter this next exciting phase of their lives. We are thrilled that Mr. Steinour has graciously accepted our invitation to speak at commencement, and our soon-to-be graduates will have an opportunity to learn from one of the most successful business people in the nation.” 

Mr. Steinour was named the 2012 “Banker of the Year” by American Banker magazine. 

Prior to joining Huntington, he was a managing partner of CrossHarbor Capital, where he served as an investment committee member and was responsible for the general management of the firm. 

He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Citizens Financial Group (CFG). He joined CFG in 1992 and also served as chief executive officer of Mid-States Regional Banking, senior credit officer, risk management executive, and vice chairman of Wholesale and Retail Banking. 

He also served as a division executive for loan recovery at Fleet Financial Group, and as executive vice president at Bank of New England. He also has served as an analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department and worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. 

Mr. Steinour is a graduate of Gettysburg College and The Executive Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. 

He is a member of the board of directors of Exelon Corporation, a member of The Columbus Partnership, a trustee of Liberty Property Trust, a trustee of the Columbus Downtown Development Corp., a trustee of the Eisenhower Fellowships, and is a member of the American Bankers Association. He is a past chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and a former trustee of the National Constitution Center. 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.