Richard K. Bynum is the regional president of PNC Bank, responsible for overseeing all aspects of PNC’s operations in Greater Washington, including Retail Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Wealth Management and community-based activities. Previously he led PNC’s Small Business Banking division and prior to that served as the Retail Market Executive for PNC in Greater Washington. Before entering the financial services arena, Bynum had a 12-year career with the American Red Cross, including serving as the managing director for disaster response and emergency communications at the Chicago chapter. During his tenure, he served as an operations director for the Kosovo Refugee Operation as well as the September 11th effort in New York.
He currently serves on the board of directors of the Federal City Council and the American Red Cross National Capital Region. He also is a member of the Economic Club of DC, Leadership Greater Washington and 100 Black Men of Washington, DC. In 2017, Bynum was selected for the Washington Business Journal’s “Power 100” List and in 2018, was named one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. Bynum 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.