Fifth Third Bancorp named Kevin Hipskind regional president responsible for Indiana and St. Louis. Hipskind will continue to report to Steven Alonso, who now moves from regional president to group regional president with responsibility for all of the bank’s regions.

“I am pleased to announce Kevin’s promotion to regional president,” Alonso said. “For over 15 years, he has demonstrated his ability to lead the Commercial Bank in Indiana in the most customer-centric way.”

Hipskind has been with Fifth Third since 2002 and has been a commercial banker for over 20 years. He has served as senior commercial banker, large corporate relationship manager, middle market team leader, community market sales manager and international manager.

“I am excited to take on this new leadership role,” said Hipskind. “I have a longstanding passion for helping customers capitalize on their business and personal financial goals, and look forward to expanding that passion across Indiana and St. Louis.”

Hipskind fills the role vacated by Alonso. In addition to serving as regional president, Alonso was the head of the Consumer Bank, comprising retail banking, mortgage, auto lending, bankcard, collections and credit centers. He continues to serve as senior executive sponsor of Fifth Third’s diversity and inclusion councils. He will report to Chief Operating Officer, Lars Anderson.

“I am thrilled to take on this new role where I will continue to focus on doing what’s best for our customers,” said Alonso. “I look forward to leading the regions throughout our 10-state footprint.”

Hipskind and Alonso will each continue to reside in central Indiana. They are both active community members with commitments to numerous boards and committees throughout Indiana.