Marty Adams to Present Heffern Lecture at Mount Union College

April 13, 2010

Marty Adams, president and chief operating officer of Huntington Bank, will present the Gordon Heffern Business Ethics Lecture on Tuesday, November 27 at 6 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall at Mount Union College.

Adams joined Huntington as president and chief operating officer following the July 2007 merger with Sky Financial Group, where he previously served as chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Adams began his banking career in 1977 at The Citizens Banking Company, Salineville, Ohio, as the main office manager. He held several key positions within the company, ultimately becoming the president and CEO of The Citizens Banking Company and its parent company, Citizens Bancshares in 1987.

Citizens Bancshares, Inc. was renamed Sky Financial Group, Inc. as a result of a merger of equals between Citizens and Mid Am, Inc. in 1998. Adams was named president and chief operating officer soon after the merger. He was named president and chief executive officer of Sky in 1999 and chairman of the board in 2000. Under his leadership, Sky grew from $200 million in assets to more than $18 billion.

Adams earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from West Liberty State College and a master of business administration degree from Franciscan University. In addition, he graduated from the Ohio School of Banking/Ohio University and the Herbert V. Prochnow Graduate School of Banking/University of Wisconsin.

Active in his community, Adams is involved with many boards, local chambers and service organizations. He is a member of the board of trustees of Mount Union College and the foundation board of West Liberty State College. He is also a member of the NASDAQ Stock Market Issuer Affairs Board and a former member of the State of Ohio Banking Board.

The Heffern Lecture was established by Mount Union College Trustee Gordon E. Heffern to encourage dialogue about the practical ways in which spirituality can transform the workplace. Heffern, a graduate of the University of Virginia, served as chairman of the board of Society Corporation before retiring in 1987.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Presser Recital Hall is located within Cope Music Hall at the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue in Alliance. Contact the Office of Alumni and College Activities at (330) 823-2030 for further information.

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