Vice President, Marketing and Community Affairs
Krista Paulin is the Vice President of Marketing and Community Affairs at Huntington National Bank, a position she has held since September 2021. There, she directs the corporation’s community engagement dollars into meaningful impact and collaborative efforts. Additionally, she manages all regional marketing and communications in West Michigan.
Krista has 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector, with the last 8 years leading the statewide Development team for Special Olympics Michigan. Notably, Krista led Special Olympics Michigan through the largest growth initiative in its history with the acquisition of a $3.5 million facility called the Unified Sports and Inclusion Center. This property is not only the largest Special Olympics facility in the world but it is now home to nine other non-profits, which also serve the special needs and mental health community, all operating in a first-of-its-kind collaborative model to save costs and optimize programming across the board. The model is so unique that it was chosen by Steelcase as a global research focus studying the impact of inclusive design. A published study coming soon …
Krista serves on the Boards of the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, Athena Council through the Grand Rapids Chamber, and is a Community Trustee graduating from Leadership Grand Rapids Class of 2020. She holds a B.S. from Grand Valley State University and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Central Michigan University.
In her spare time … Krista is also the Owner of Edible Grand Rapids, a micro-influencer social media platform promoting local foodie destinations to West Michiganders. She and her fiancé, Nathan, live in Lowell and have three dog children. She enjoys international travel, jazz, biking in all contingencies, camping, reading, and spoiling her poochies.