Huntington Bancshares has appointed Pete Dunlap as the new president of its insurance business.

In this role, Mr Dunlap is responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the company’s insurance business, which includes consumer and commercial services in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana and West Virginia, US.

With Huntington since 2000, Mr Dunlap has served as the senior vice president and national sales manager of Huntington Investment Company since 2005.

Daniel Benhase, senior executive vice president of the private financial and capital markets group, who is responsible for this and other specialized services offered by Huntington, said: Huntington has been in the insurance business since 1996. Now with expanded offerings, there is an even greater opportunity to leverage the resources of the bank. Pete has a proven track record for building momentum with associates and enhancing the service to our customers.