Richard Bynum


Richard Bynum is Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer of our sponsor, PNC, with responsibility for the PNC Foundation, Community Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility; Community Development Banking; and Diversity and Inclusion. In addition, Mr. Bynum is leading the implementation of PNC’s $1 billion commitment to help end systemic racism and support the economic empowerment of Black Americans and low- to moderate-income communities. Prior to being named to his role in July 2020, Mr. Bynum served as regional president for PNC’s Greater Washington market from 2017 to 2020. He previously served as a member of PNC’s retail executive leadership team, where he led the Business Banking division. Prior to joining PNC in 2005, Mr. Bynum had a 12-year career as a senior manager for the American Red Cross. His last role with the organization was as the managing director for disaster response and emergency communications at the Chicago chapter. Mr. Bynum serves on the boards of the corporate council for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture; the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.; the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts; the Federal City Council; the Philip L. Graham Fund Foundation; the United Way of the National Capital Area; and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. Mr. Bynum received a B.A. in Political Science from Florida State University and a M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also is a graduate of the Consumers Bankers Association Graduate School of Retail Bank Management.