The Pittsburgh Region is home to several thousand non profit organizations, which face the critical and dramatic challenge of an ever increasing demand for their services with a steady decrease in resources, including cuts in government funding and unrestricted funds.
In October, Huntington Bank presented a free educational program, “Seeds for Growth,” that addressed many of the issues facing non profits from this region. Presenters included The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, Schneider Downs Nonprofit Industry Group, UPMC WorkPartners, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The keynote speaker was William E. Strickland, Jr., president and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its affiliates Manchester Craftsman’s Guild, Bidwell Training Center, and The National Center for Arts and Technology. Strickland is a MacArthur fellowship “Genius” award winner and a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions.
Some of the topics addressed at the Huntington Seeds for Growth program were: current and pending regulatory developments, leveraging the Commonwealth resources, best practices for budgeting and contingency planning, planned giving and fundraising, advancing your organization’s story, reducing stress in your organization, and the ever changing landscape of social media.
In addition to caring for its non-profit community, Huntington continues to provide banking specialists for the corporate community, such as Christopher Kohler and Dave Holzworth.
Christopher Kohler is senior vice president, Large Corporate Banking for Huntington. His clientele includes companies throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia that are frequently multinational and publicly traded, with more than $500 million in revenues. He specializes in bringing his customers the entire suite of Huntington products, directly addressing their problems and providing customized solutions for growth. His experience of more than 15 years serving middle market and large corporate clients provides the acumen and knowledge to develop strong client relationships and address a variety specific corporate challenges.
Kohler serves on Business Advisory Council of Slippery Rock University, providing students with the communications and business skills that translate into successful job searches. The Council also works with Western Pennsylvania employers to match their openings with qualified students.
Dave Holzworth is a senior regional director with Huntington Bank’s Asset Based Lending Group. In this position, he works with capital intensive upper middle market companies in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, providing specialized financing solutions. Often these are companies undergoing major transition, whether it be recapitalization, merger or acquisition. Holzworth has more than 22 years experience in financial services. Prior to joining Huntington’s Asset Based Group, he served as a relationship manager in Huntington’s commercial banking group. He has previously held senior business development positions with Wells Fargo, Maxus Capital Group, and GE Capital.
Holzworth is a CFA charter holder and a current board member for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, and a member of the CFA Society of Pittsburgh.
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