A Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Area Sales Manager, and Charleston Community President for Huntington Bank
SUPERPOWER: BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER IN COLLABORATION
Growing up in Vienna, Jenny Parsons appreciated her close-knit community. “Everyone knew everybody,” she says. “They looked out for each other. It was a nice environment to grow up in.” During summer in college, she worked at a bank, and that turned out to be a good fit for her—now she is a senior vice president and treasury management area sales manager for Huntington Bank, a regional institution operating in 11 states.
Parsons is passionate about West Virginia and finds ways to elevate the state through her work at the bank. “I want to help bring new customers into West Virginia and to grow West Virginia as a whole for new opportunities, whether it be for small or large businesses,” she explains. “I want to help others understand what West Virginia has to offer.” She works to make an impact through an active volunteer life, too. Serving on the board of the Thomas Hospital Foundation, as treasurer for the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council, and on the Jackson County Community Foundation Board, Parsons works to show the community what each of the organizations offers and how much opportunity is within them.
In the future, Parsons hopes to continue mentoring and to help West Virginia reach its highest potential. She also hopes to work more with her church, Calvary United Methodist Church, and particularly with children’s worship, to inspire them to know that they can make a difference.
Written by Elizabeth Howard
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