2012 Pillar Award Finalist: Daniel P. Walsh Jr., president, Greater Cleveland Region of Huntington National Bank

Daniel P. Walsh Jr., President, Greater Cleveland Region of Huntington National Bank

Daniel P. Walsh Jr., president of the Greater Cleveland Region of Huntington National Bank, shows dedication to helping those in need and improving the region — both within and outside of the company. Leading by example, he has encouraged employee, company and community involvement in numerous philanthropic efforts.

Under his leadership, Huntington has made a $500,000 commitment to the launch of Global Cleveland, to be paid over a five-year period. Walsh serves as treasurer for the organization, which focuses on regional economic development through actively attracting newcomers and welcoming and connecting them within the community.

Working toward the same goal, Walsh has been instrumental in providing a loaned executive to Team NEO to further efforts to bring more business to Greater Cleveland. Huntington also recently committed $2 million to the launch of ECDI in Cleveland — funding microenterprise throughout the region.

On an individual level, company employees get involved in various community service efforts, including donating school supplies through the Salvation Army and volunteering for the Salvation Army’s 10,000 Scoop Challenge. In 2011, employees contributed more than 870 hours of financial education — and are on pace to nearly double that in 2012.

Outside of Huntington, Walsh serves as board chair for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and co-chair for the 2012-2013 United Way Pledge drive. In 2012, he co-chaired the Red Cross Ball and served on the Harvest for Hunger Kitchen Cabinet.

He also serves on the following boards:  Greater Cleveland Partnership (chair, Government Affairs Committee); United Way of Greater Cleveland (co-chair of the 2012 Annual Campaign), Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, Positively Cleveland (vice chair), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Playhouse Square, ideastream and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (co-chair, 2011 Sports Awards).


How to reach: Huntington National Bank, (216) 515-6205 or www.huntington.com