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Mandee Rick loans leadership
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As senior vice president and portfolio management team leader, Mandee Rick oversees a group of 11 portfolio managers and credit analysts at Huntington Bank who work with significant loan portfolios for companies with annual revenues from $25 million and up.
She took on the commercial banking leadership role last year after nearly 12 years at Huntington Bank and an additional three years elsewhere in the financial services industry.
In 2010, Rick helped implement an internal mentoring program through Huntington’s Women Initiative Committee, designed to provide opportunity for high-potential individuals within the bank to learn more about career paths available to them, an all-volunteer effort by a small group of colleagues that she continues to chair.
Rick said she finds great satisfaction in the successes of her team and the individuals she has managed or mentored over the years and sees helping others reach their goals as a primary role for her within the bank.
In the community
She also hopes to inspire others to find ways to get involved in and give back to the community. She volunteers for the auction committee for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women event and the host committee for Saint Mary’s Doran Foundation Up on the Roof event.
For the last three years, Rick has been event chair for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Grand Rapids, reaching a $100,000 fundraising goal in 2013.
Other involvement includes the Grand Rapids Young Professionals Advisory Board and Davenport Alumni Board.