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Gary Torgow

Gary Torgow

National Campaign Chair, JFNA

Gary Torgow is the Chairman of Huntington National Bank. Previously, he served as Chairman of TCF Financial and Chemical Financial Corporation. Mr. Torgow was founder and Chairman of Talmer Bank and was also the founder and Chairman of the Sterling Group, a Michigan-based real estate, development and investment company.

Gary is on the boards of DTE Energy (NYSE) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Gary is also an Executive Board member of Business Leaders for Michigan and is a Trustee and Board member of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan. He is a member of the Beaumont Health Trustees and is on the Executive Board of the Detroit Regional Partnership and National Campaign Chair for the Jewish Federation of North America. Gary also serves as the Co-Chair of the Michigan ESG Leadership Council.

Gary serves as a volunteer on numerous civic and communal boards, including the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Detroit Equity, Inc., and the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, all of which he served as Chairman.

Gary has won numerous awards, including the Frank A. Wetsman Award from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, the NAACP’s Fannie Lou Hamer “Keeping the Spirit Moving” Award, Wayne State University Law School Distinguished Alumni Award, Urban League of Detroit Distinguished Warrior Award, and the NAACP James Weldon Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Gary is a graduate of the Yeshiva University and Wayne State University School of Law and is a member in good standing of the Michigan Bar Association. Mr. Torgow received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Alma College. Gary is married with five children.