WesBanco Appoints Hunt EVP and Director of Commercial & Industrial Banking

WesBanco named Richard Hunt executive vice president and director of commercial and industrial banking. In his new role, Hunt will lead and execute the strategic direction of the commercial and industrial banking division for WesBanco.

“Rich is a proven leader and highly respected professional in the financial services industry,” Jayson M. Zatta, senior executive vice president and chief banking officer of WesBanco, said. “His deep understanding of commercial and industrial banking fundamentals coupled with his solid track record in strategic leadership will be an enormous contribution to WesBanco’s long-term growth opportunities.”

With experience in commercial lending combined with an understanding of the Mid-Atlantic market, Hunt will be responsible for the strategic enhancement and growth of WesBanco’s commercial and industrial banking business, including improving core capabilities, developing specialty lending and revenue products and building a team through both internal development and talent acquisition.

Hunt brings more than 30 years of experience in both commercial and retail banking to the role. He was the Maryland market president for Atlantic Union Bank, where he led its middle-market, asset-based lending and community banking teams. He also served as the regional president for Maryland at Northwest Bank, as well as the director of business and community banking for Maryland/Washington D.C. and Virginia at Provident Bank of Maryland.

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