Diversified Search Recruits Board Director at Fifth Third Bancorp

PHILADELPHIA, June 15, 2015 — Diversified Search announces the successful recruitment of Jorge L. Benitez to the Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) Board of Directors. Benitez served clients in the chemicals, energy, retail, automotive, consumer goods and services and life sciences industries before retiring from Accenture in 2014. Diversified, founded in 1974, is one of the nation’s top ten executive search firms, recognized for delivering high quality corporate Board and senior-level executive searches across all industry sectors nationally and internationally.

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of March 31, 2015, the Company had $140 billion in assets and operated 15 affiliates with 1,303 full-service Banking Centers, including 101 Bank Mart® locations in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors and is a member FDIC.

Benitez has served on multiple boards and forums, including The Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board, Chief Executive 50, Global 100, Change the Equation Board, the Business for Higher Education Forum, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Board and the Warrington School of Business at the University of Florida. Benitez also is a graduate of that university. Over his long career, Benitez has been recognized for his impact on business and the Latino community. Hispanic Business Magazine named him to its 2011 Top 25 Corporate Elite, and in 2004, he was selected as one the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States. Diversity Inc. recognized him as one of its “People on the Move” in 2011, and in 2012, he was welcomed into the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Circle.

The search was led by Diversified Search President and Chief Executive Officer Dale E. Jones and Managing Director Lauren E. Smith.

About Diversified Search 

With more than 40 years in executive search, Diversified is the largest US woman-founded and owned firm in the industry. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Diversified Search also has US offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and worldwide in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and the Americas. Diversified is the exclusive U.S. partner of AltoPartners, the international alliance of independent search firms with offices in 31 countries worldwide. For more information, please go to

Stephen S. Morreale
Diversified Search

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