Dean's Advisory Council: Helga Houston

Helga Houston is the Senior Executive Vice President,Chief Risk Officer at Huntington. Houston joined Huntington in September 2011 and is responsible for implementation and oversight of the company’s risk management program and adherence to thecompany’srisk appetite.

Houston has over 30 years of diversified banking experience in risk management, business development and client relationships. Prior to joining Huntington, Houston was a partner with Phoenix Global Advisors in Charlotte, N.C.

She also held executive positions with Bank of America across multiple lines o fbusiness over 20 years. Earlier in her career, Houston held positions with Crocker National Bank and Home Federal Savings and Loan.

Houston earned her bachelor’s degree from Westmont College and her MBA from the University of Southern California. She serves on the boards of Risk Management Association, Westmont College and YWCA-Columbus.