Associated Banc-Corp recruits two Huntington executives for top positions
Andy Harmening, CEO of Associated Banc-Corp, is hiring two former Huntington Bancshares colleagues to fill key positions at the Green Bay, Wisconsin-based company.
Derek Meyer will start Aug. 1 as chief financial officer, and Bryan Carson will start July 18 as chief product and marketing officer.
Christopher J. Del Moral-Niles, longtime chief financial officer of Associated, with assets of $35 billion, announced his retirement in January. Niles will step down on August 1, according to Associated spokeswoman Jennifer Kaminsky.
Meyer and Carson worked with attack in Huntington, a $176 billion asset, before he became president and CEO of Associated in April last year.
Meyeris the Treasurer of the Huntington Society of Columbus, Ohio, and carson is its Executive Vice President of Deposit Products, Customer Segmentation, and Branch and ATM Distribution. The two leaders will bring together six decades of industry expertise.
Harmening prioritized candidates who “marry collaboration and technical expertise,” he said in an interview, adding that he found both qualities in Meyer and Carson.
Meyer, 55, has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, both on the financial analysis side and on the retail and trading side, and has worked the last 22 years at Huntington. Harmening praised Meyer’s combination of hands-on training and a solid background in cash fund management.
“That’s something that’s paramount in the environment we find ourselves in with inflationary pressures,” Harmening said, referring to the volatile economy and customer uncertainty it has fostered. In light of that, Harmening says he is focused on improving liquidity, with help from Meyer.
Carson, 52, has 30 years of experience in marketing, product development and analytics, including 12 years with Huntington as well as previous roles at JPMorgan Chase and MBNA Corp.
Harmening said Carson has “done an incredible job” of “understanding the voice of the customer” and delivering products through multiple channels. “It leads to deepening relationships and acquiring customers,” he said.
Harmening said he is enlisting Carson’s help in digitizing the bank and launching a variety of new products. The first of these is a wealth management program aimed at customers he describes as the “high net worth mass” or those with emerging wealth who need help planning for retirement and major purchases. of their life.
Meanwhile, Associated has promoted Brent Tischler from chief transformation officer to executive vice president and head of retail banking. Tischler’s job will be to foster greater coordination between teams as the company seeks to deepen its reach in its existing markets, Harmening said.