NICK & CINDY BROWNING
Nicholas Browning is president of Huntington’s Akron Region.
Browning joined Huntington in 2016 following the merger of FirstMerit into the company. While at FirstMerit, he served as executive vice president, Akron president and CEO and was responsible for coordinating the activities of retail, wealth and commercial banking for the Akron Region, with direct responsibility for all aspects of Akron commercial banking. In addition, he was a member of the FirstMerit Bank, N.A. board of directors and executive committee. Prior to joining FirstMerit, Browning was a commercial banker with Ameritrust Bank and NCNB, where he began his banking career.
Browning earned his MBA from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and marketing from the University of South Carolina. He is a trustee for the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Akron, Summa Health System Hospitals, Akron Community Foundation, Sisler McFawn Foundation, Summit Education Initiative, United Way of Summit County and Downtown Akron Partnership, and a member of the University of Akron College of Business Advancement Council. He was 2012 campaign chair for United Way of Summit County/Red Cross Campaign and is past board president of United Disability Services and Greenleaf Family Center.
Cindy Browning is a dedicated community volunteer, having retired from Summa Health in 2017. During her 35-year nursing career, Cindy specialized in home health and hospice care. Her passion for hospice continues as a volunteer for Hospice of Summa, and through her work for Grace House Akron, where she is the volunteer coordinator and serves on the capital and policy committees. Cindy also serves on the Humane Society of Summit County Board and enjoys volunteering at the First Congregational Church of Akron’s food pantry. Past volunteer work includes Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Hudson United Methodist Church and Open M. Cindy earned her B.S. in nursing from the University of South Carolina and holds a master’s degree in nursing from Walden University. Cindy and her husband, Nick, live in Akron with their two quirky, rescued dogs and have three adult children.