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Diane m. downing, annpurna valluri join benjamin rose board of directors

Contact: Jeanne Hoban, 216.373.1686,

July 2, 2018

(Cleveland, OH) Diane M. Downing of Huntington Bank and Annapurna Valluri of University Hospitals were elected to the Board of Directors of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging at the group's June meeting.

Diane M. Downing is Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Corporate Affairs for Huntington in Cleveland. In that role she develops strategies for expanding the bank's community involvement, including increased investments and additional memberships on local boards. As a loaned executive, Downing served as COO for the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee for the Republican Convention.

Downing has been honored as a YWCA Woman of Achievement, a Crain's Woman of Note and received a Golden Achievement Award from Benjamin Rose subsidiary, the Rose Centers for Aging Well. She serves on many civic boards, including the Gordon Square Arts District, the Centers for Families and Children, College Now, the Presidents' Council, Laurel School, Beech Brook, In Counsel with Women, the Cleveland State University Foundation, the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland state, the Kym Sellers Foundation and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority. She is a former trustee of her undergraduate alma mater, Vassar College.

Annapurna Valluri is Director of Investments/Research for University Hospitals of Cleveland, where she manages $2.5 billion of assets across different investment pools. Previously, she held senior finance positions at KeyBank and J. P. Morgan.

Valluri has served on the Investment Advisory Committee for Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging since 2015. She has also been an Investment Committee member for United Way of Greater Cleveland and Beaumont School. She has also lent her expertise to the Cleveland/Pittsburgh Pension and E&F Group.

The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging ( The mission of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is to advance support for older adults and caregivers. Our work is accomplished by deepening the understanding of their evolving needs in a changing society; developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions; and promoting effective public policies. Founded in 1908, Benjamin Rose provides direct service to older adults and their caregivers, engages in applied social research, and leads advocacy efforts in support of older adults.