Northwest Bank’s Louis Torchio Recognized in Columbus Business First's 2023 Power 100

May 31, 2023

Columbus, Ohio – Northwest Bank today announced that Columbus Business First has named Louis Torchio, president and chief executive officer, to its 2023 Power 100 list.

Lou Torchio Headshot_19-3.jpgMr. Torchio is being honored as a result of his extensive track record in banking, entrepreneurial spirit and longstanding commitment to the Columbus community. The publication’s annual list includes the region's most influential people, both longtime power players and those just beginning to shape the future of Central Ohio.

As president and CEO of Northwest Bank, Mr. Torchio oversees what is now Central Ohio’s second largest Columbus based bank after Northwest moved its bank holding company headquarters to 3 Easton Oval in 2020.

“It is an honor to be a part of Columbus’s dynamic business community and to be recognized among this year’s group of prestigious and influential leaders.” said Mr. Torchio. “I look forward to continuing to contribute to the success of Northwest’s customers, the Columbus business community and Greater Central Ohio Region.”

Prior to his appointment as president and CEO, Mr. Torchio served as senior executive vice president, retail lending and business banking at Northwest. In this role, Mr. Torchio led the transformation and scaling of the residential lending and indirect lending groups, which generated significant fee income and balance sheet growth. Additionally, Mr. Torchio launched an initiative to further develop and expand the business banking and Small Business Administration (SBA) lending divisions.

The Power 100 is an annual list compiled by Columbus Business First to recognize and celebrate Central Ohio’s most powerful leaders who hold influence in one or more of the following categories: workforce, infrastructure, finance, downtown or legacy.

To view the 2023 Power 100 listings, visit the Columbus Business First website here.

About Northwest

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Northwest Bancshares, Inc. is the bank holding company of Northwest Bank. Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Northwest Bank is a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, as well as treasury management solutions and wealth management services. Northwest currently operates 134 full-service community banking offices and eight free standing drive-through facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Indiana. The common stock of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market ("NWBI"). Additional information regarding Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and Northwest Bank can be accessed on-line at