Huntington has hired Marita Grobbel as Senior Trust Officer in Southeastern Michigan. Grobbel has more than 25 years of experience in wealth management, commercial banking and personal banking.
Grobbel comes to Huntington from Northern Trust Bank where she was president and managing director of the Grosse Pointe office. She consulted with clients and their advisors in the professional community on a variety of personal financing strategies, including trust and investment servicing and coordination of private and commercial banking services.
“Marita’s diverse and in-depth knowledge in commercial and personal banking will provide significant additional leadership in Michigan,” said Michael Fezzey, regional president for east Michigan. “She will strengthen our banking presence and provide the kind of effective financial guidance our customers have come to expect from Huntington.”
Grobbel will assist in managing the East Michigan trust and asset management team and help grow the Wealth Advisors Group portfolio.
Huntington’s Wealth Advisors Group assists business owners and other professionals in creating, preserving and successfully transferring their wealth.
“Marita’s high caliber of experience and expertise is a welcome enhancement to Huntington’s outstanding service for wealth management clients in our region,” said Bruce Kridler, senior vice president and manager of the Wealth Management Group team in Southeast Michigan. “With her well established roots as a wealth management practice leader in our community, I know Marita is going to be a valuable member of our Huntington team.”
Grobbel earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Grand Valley State University, her law degree from the University of Detroit School of Law and received her Certified Financial Planning (CFP) certificate from the College of Financial Planning. Professionally, she is a member of the American Bar Association, the Financial Planning Association, the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metro Detroit, and holds Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.
As an active community member, Grobbel is a member of the Board of Trustees of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit and the YMCA Foundation Board Chair. She also is a board member for St. John Providence Continuum of Care and is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for the St. John Providence Health System Board. She is vice chair for the Grosse Pointe Farms Foundation and is on the finance committee of the Grosse Pointe Academy and the strategic planning committee of the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $53 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Huntington National Bank, founded in 1866, provides full-service commercial, small business, and consumer banking services; mortgage banking services; treasury management and foreign exchange services; equipment leasing; wealth and investment management services; trust services; brokerage services; customized insurance brokerage and service programs; and other financial product and services. The principal markets for these services are Huntington’s six-state banking franchise: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The primary distribution channels include a banking network of over 600 traditional branches and convenience branches located in grocery stores and retirement centers, and through an array of alternative distribution channels including internet and mobile banking, telephone banking, and over 1,300 ATMs. Through automotive dealership relationships within its six-state banking franchise area and selected New England states, Huntington also provides commercial banking services to the automotive dealers and retail automobile financing for dealer customers.