American Axle and Manufacturing has named Sandra Pierce to its Board of Directors.

Pierce is senor executive vice president, Private Client Group and Regional Banking director and chairman of Michigan for Huntington National Bank.

“Sandy has vast financial knowledge and an outstanding commitment to Detroit and to Michigan,” said AAM chairman and CEO, David Dauch.

“We look forward to Sandy’s insight and experience and welcome her to the AAM family.”

Pierce joined Huntington in 2016 after the FirstMerit merger and leads the following corporate-wide revenue segments: Huntington Private Bank, Huntington Insurance Agency, Huntington Auto Finance and RV/Marine.

Pierce also has management responsibility for Huntington’s Community Development initiatives and Huntington’s Regional Presidents across its eight-state footprint. Pierce is chair of Huntington Bank Michigan.

Prior to joining FirstMerit, Pierce was Midwest Regional executive, president and CEO for Charter One Bank, Michigan and a regional executive for JPMorgan Chase.

She began her career at NBD Bank.