Jim Baron currently serves as Executive Vice President and Director of the Retail Branch Sales & Service Network at Huntington Bank. He is responsible for 612 traditional branches throughout Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia, Northern Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Prior to serving as the Retail Branch Sales and Service Director, Baron served as EVP and Director of Residential Mortgage Origination and Portfolio Management, Consumer Loan Product development. Baron's career achievements are a result of his ability to efficiently manage his business units well, meet & exceed bottom line results, and hold his associates accountable for production & customer service goals. He effectively coaches his managers with a motivational leadership style and has demonstrated the ability to consistently execute on strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Huntington, Baron served as SVP and National Retail Sales Manager for Mortgage & Equity for Bank One. During his 11 years at Bank One, Baron also served as the SVP of Deposit Product & Retail Marketing, SVP for Service Quality Standards, the Market Manager covering Ohio Metro markets, and the EVP of Retail Banking for Bank One Lima. Baron also served as Board member for Diamond Savings & Loan. Baron earned both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Education from Morehead University. An active community member, he currently serves on the New Albany Community Improvement committee board and is a member of the Findlay, Hancock County Sports Hall of Fame. Baron formerly served on the Advisory Board of Directors for Fannie Mae and is a past member of the Findlay Board of Education, the University of Findlay Board of Directors, and Findlay Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Findlay Rotary Club.
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