History - 2011 SpeakerKevin T. Kabat
Chairman and CEO
Fifth Third Bancorp
As President and CEO, Mr. Kabat is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of Fifth Third Bancorp, a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $115 billion in assets, more than 22,000 employees and operates 18 affiliates in 12 states. Its five main businesses are Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, Investment Advisors and Fifth Third Processing Solutions.
Mr. Kabat assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on April 17, 2007. He was appointed President in June 2006. Mr. Kabat previously served as Executive Vice President of Fifth Third since December 2003, and led both retail and affiliate banking since August 2004. Prior to this role, he served as President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Western Michigan). He was the Vice Chairman and President of Old Kent Bank, which was acquired by Fifth Third Bancorp in 2001. He joined Old Kent in 1982.
Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University.
Professional and Civic:
Board member of Unum. Member of the Financial Services Roundtable, Ohio Business Roundtable, Cincinnati Business Committee and the Executive Committee of the Fine Arts Fund.
Member of The Commonwealth Club, Cincinnati Country Club and the Queen City Club.
Previously served on the Board of Directors for Davenport University, Lacks Industries, Clark Retirement Community, Grand Rapids Foundation, ADAC Plastics, Right Place, Inc., and Spectrum Hospital, Consumer Bankers Association, Michigan Business Roundtable, United Way of Greater Cincinnati and served as the 2009 Chairman for BRIDGES’ Annual Fundraising Dinner.