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Whitney Austin


Impassioned after surviving the Sept. 6, 2018, shooting in Cincinnati, Ohio, Whitney created the WhitneyStrong to promote responsible gun ownership with the ultimate goal of reducing gun violence.

Whitney has been employed by Fifth Third Bank for 15 years; her current role as Vice President, Digital Lending Product Manager.  In 2018, Whitney and her team launched one of the first omnichannel digital lending applications in the banking industry.

A wife and a mother of two, Whitney resides in Louisville, Kentucky where she earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Louisville. She enjoys cooking, family trips to Chicago and camping, college basketball, musical theatre, and the Cincinnati Bengals.



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Please join with WhitneyStrong today by making a donation. Together we’ll be working with politicians to drive conversations related to gun violence as well as gathering data and leveraging findings to drive education and advocacy. We can prevent these situations from happening and I’m excited to take advantage of my second chance in life to make a meaningful difference. I can’t do it alone… but we can do it together.

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