Northwest Bancshares CEO Ron Seiffert dies at 65

  • He has been in the position of CEO at Northwest Bancshares for less than four years
  • Bill Harvey taking over temporarily

(exechange) — Columbus, Ohio, May 25, 2022 — Ron Seiffert, chief executive of Northwest Bancshares, has died. Northwest Bancshares announced his death on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Ronald J. (Ron) Seiffert has been in the role of Chief Executive Officer at Northwest Bancshares, Inc. for less than four years. He died at age 65.

Ron Seiffert’s duties as CEO will be taken over temporarily by William W. (Bill) Harvey, most recently Chief Financial Officer at Northwest Bancshares Inc., as interim Chief Executive Officer.

“Died unexpectedly of natural causes”

Northwest Bancshares said: “Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and Northwest Bank are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald J. Seiffert. He died unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday.”

In the position of CEO since 2018

Ron Seiffert became CEO of the Company in 2018.

Seiffert, 65, is survived by his wife, Sherry, three daughters, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren. He resided in Delaware, Ohio.

Seiffert joined Northwest in November 2017 as President and Chief Operating Officer of Northwest Bank and Northwest Bancshares.

He was promoted to the position of President and CEO of Northwest Bank and Northwest Bancshares in June of 2018, appointed to the Board of Directors of Northwest Bank on January 17, 2018, and elected to the Board of Directors of Northwest Bancshares on April 19, 2018.

Prior to joining Northwest, Seiffert held the position of Chairman, President & CEO at the Delaware County Bank & Trust, Lewis Center, Ohio.

Prior to that, he served as Vice Chairman at Huntington National Bank, and Executive Vice President and National Head of Business Banking at BankOne/JPMorgan Chase.

Seiffert was active in many industry and community boards, including the Pennsylvania Bankers’ Association Government Relations Committee, the Federal Reserve Board Fourth District Depository Institution Advisory Committee (CDIAC), the Ohio Banker’s League Bank Services Board and Audit Committee and the Columbus State Community College Foundation Board.

Push-out Score not determined

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