Thomas C. Shafer of Detroit’s Huntington Commercial Bank to Retire

Thomas C. Shafer Headshot
Courtesy of Huntington Bancshares Inc.

Huntington Bancshares Inc. announced Thomas C. Shafer, senior executive vice president (SEVP) and co-president of commercial banking, will retire at the end of the year.

Shafer joined Huntington in 2021 as part of the merger with TCF, where he served as CEO of TCF National Bank and vice chairman of the board of TCF Financial Corp. At Huntington, he has successfully led middle market, commercial real estate, and regional government banking teams for Huntington Commercial Bank, which is headquartered in Detroit

“In his 18 months since joining Huntington, Tom has made a meaningful and lasting impact, from helping navigate the incredibly complex merger with TCF to driving impressive growth within our Commercial Bank segment,” says Steve Steinour, Huntington’s chairman, president, and CEO. “I am grateful for everything Tom has done for Huntington and that he has agreed to continue to serve in a senior advisory capacity for the bank.”

He also served in executive roles at TCF Bank and its predecessor organizations, Chemical Bank, Talmer Bancorp Inc., and First Place Bank. Before joining Talmer in 2013, he served Citizens Republic Bancorp for 16 years in various executive-level positions.

Shafer will transition his commercial responsibilities to Scott Kleinman at the end of the second quarter and continue to support Huntington in an advisory capacity on a number of strategic initiatives across the Bank. Kleinman has served as commercial bank co-president in partnership with Shafer and will become the segment’s president on July 1.