chief corporate responsibility officer
Richard K. Bynum leads the PNC Foundation, community affairs and corporate social responsibility, community development banking, and diversity and inclusion at the PNC Financial Services Group. He also leads the implementation of PNC’s $1 billion commitment to help end systemic racism and support the economic empowerment of African Americans and low- to moderate-income communities. The seasoned executive was appointed to his current role in July 2020, after serving as regional president for PNC’s Greater Washington market from 2017-2020. He previously served as a member of PNC’s retail executive leadership team, where he led the business banking division. Prior to that, he was the retail market executive for the Greater Washington from 2010-2014, leading consumer and small business sales. He was also the chief operating officer for business banking, where he led the sales force operating platform for hundreds of small business bankers across PNC’s footprint. Prior to joining PNC in 2005, Bynum had a 12-year career as a senior manager for the American Red Cross. Bynum, recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s, most influential business leaders by the Washington Business Journal, holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at the Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Florida State University. He also is a graduate of the Consumers Bankers Association Graduate School of Retail Bank Management.