James E. Rohr
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
James E. Rohr has been with PNC since 1972. He rose from the ranks of the management development program to hold just about every significant leadership position at PNC.
Since becoming PNC’s chief executive officer in 2000, Rohr has steered the company’s expansion into 19 states and the District of Columbia. During his leadership, PNC has become one of the nation’s largest banks, based on deposits and branches, and one of the most well-regarded financial companies in America.
Rohr lends his expertise to many boards and organizations, including BlackRock, ATI, EQT Corporation, RAND, the International Monetary Conference and The Financial Services Roundtable.
He also serves as a director or trustee for a number of civic, cultural and educational organizations, such as Carnegie Mellon University, The Heinz Endowments, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and the University of Notre Dame.
Rohr has won numerous awards during his tenure at PNC, including the Horatio Alger Distinguished American Award in 2011, American Banker’s Banker of the Year in 2007 and Sesame Workshop honoree in 2007, an award that recognized his leadership in PNC Grow Up Great, the company’s multi-year initiative to help children from birth to age 5 prepare for school and life.
He earned his bachelor of arts degree in 1970 from the University of Notre Dame and his master's in business administration from The Ohio State University in 1972.