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Julie Tutkovics, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Huntington National Bank, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Footpath Foundation, a 5-year-old nonprofit dedicated to empowering all children through discovery of the natural world. 

Tutkovics, who lives in Chagrin Falls with her husband, Brian, and two children, brings a wealth of business and community knowledge, according to Mary Macias, Footpath’s president and CEO. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Julie on the Footpath team,” Macias said. 

At Huntington, Tutkovics is responsible for all corporate marketing activities, including brand and innovation, business intelligence, customer advocacy and insights, corporate sponsorships and customer communications across all segments. She oversees regional marketing activities delivering the Huntington brand locally to the eight-state footprint. She also directs corporate communications, which includes all internal and external communications, public relations and media relations. 

Prior to joining Huntington through the merger with First Merit, Tutkovics served as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, at First Merit. Her career in banking also included serving as First Vice President, Director of Product Development at New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (formerly AmTrust Bank), and in a variety of marketing and product leadership roles at Citizens Financial Group (Charter One, Citizens Bank, and RBS Americas brands), Fidelity Investments and KeyCorp. 

Tutkovics earned her undergraduate degree in International Business/Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University. She is on the board of Destination Cleveland, where she leverages her 

marketing expertise to promote the region. She is on the Executive Committee for “In Counsel with Women,” a group of Female C-Suite Executives in Cleveland and also serves on the Alumni Board for Ohio Wesleyan. 

Tutkovics is a former board member and vice president of the Executive Committee of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and a former board member of the American Endowment Foundation. She is an active member of the Junior League of Cleveland and served on the board of deacons for The Federated Church. 

Founded in 2015, Footpath Foundation is dedicated to empowering all children through discovery of the natural world. Footpath partners with like-minded organizations to provide all kids outdoor experiences they need to become resilient and productive adults. Footpath provides opportunities that include camp, nature exploration and school-based initiatives. 

When summer camps were cancelled this year because of the pandemic, Footpath created outdoor connection kits that gave more 240 kids from Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio and Fostering Hope the chance to explore nature close to home. 

In addition, Footpath has developed a school-based, eight-week curriculum with a focus on nature and science. It gets students outside at least once a week and includes a focus on social emotional development. 


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