Carrie Carpenter is Senior Vice President, Regional Manager of Corporate Affairs for Huntington National Bank, where she directs community engagement strategies for the Cleveland region.
She was a founding board member of the Gordon Square Arts District, where she also served as its President and Executive Director for three years and led the expansion of its work to integrate a broader range of art into its mission, enhanced the neighborhood with public art and murals, created the Gordon Square Artist-in-Residence program, developed programs to support the artist workforce, and launched www.clevelandartistregistry.org.
Carpenter earned her B.A. magna cum laude from Kent State University in political science and women’s studies, and her Masters in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University. She currently serves on the board of the Cleveland Foundation where she chairs the social impact investment committee and is vice chair of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank board. She previously served as board chair of Cleveland Public Theatre and as vice chair of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission. She is the founder and director of Women’s Networking Group-Cleveland, a 17,000-member social media discussion group that focuses on empowering women in the workplace.