PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Dec. 6, 2018 – Owens Community College recently welcomed Rita Russell, senior vice president at Huntington National Bank, as the newest member of its Board of Trustees. She is taking the seat vacated by the retirement of Ron McMaster and will serve through Sept. 21, 2024.
Russell is a graduate of the University of Toledo, graduating from the Honors College with a major in finance and a minor in marketing. After graduation, she began full-time employment with Huntington National Bank, having accepted an offer to convert her intern position to a credit analyst position. During her more than 20-year tenure with the bank, she has held various roles including, credit analyst, underwriter, relationship manager, and portfolio manager. She currently holds the role of portfolio manager team lead, senior vice president, responsible for coordinating and managing the analysis/underwriting efforts of the northwest Ohio team.
She has been actively involved in the community, having previously served as a volunteer for a number of organizations. Past volunteer service has included Ohio Reads, Junior Achievement of Northwest Ohio, United Way of Greater Toledo, the President’s Leadership Academy of Bowling Green State University, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and as a reading tutor. Russell currently serves as a member of the LISC Lending Committee and as Co-Chair of the ProMedica/LISC partnership supporting local development opportunities.
The College’s Board of Trustees is comprised of nine community leaders who are appointed by the Governor of Ohio for six-year terms, chosen from the College’s service district of Lucas, Wood, Hancock, Ottawa and Sandusky counties.
In addition to Ms. Russell, Owens Community College Board of Trustees members include Diana H. (Dee) Talmage, Mary Beth Hammond, Charles L. Bills, Dr. Srinivas K. Hejeebu, Jason W. Johnson, Ed J. Nagle and Richard Rowe.