Craig T. Beazer
Craig T. Beazer is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of KeyCorp and is responsible for managing Key’s Law Group. He also serves as a member of the Executive Council and the Executive Leadership Team.
Prior to joining KeyCorp in 2018, Craig served as Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Corporate and Securities Counsel at The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNYM), where he managed the securities law, capital markets, corporate governance and executive compensation and benefits practices. He worked directly with the BNYM board of directors, CEO and other senior executives and chaired the corporation’s Disclosure Committee. Craig joined BNYM from Bank of America, where he was Deputy General Counsel and BofA’s first Chief Disclosure Counsel. He also spent over nine years at the General Electric Company in several senior capacities, including Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of GE’s financial services subsidiary, General Electric Capital Corporation, and as corporate and securities counsel for GE. Craig started his career in private practice in 1992 at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
Craig is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section) and the Society for Corporate Governance, for which he has been a panelist on several occasions, including at the Society’s National Essentials Seminar and at New York Chapter events, discussing shareholder engagement, annual meeting and proxy matters. He has been a faculty member for The Knowledge Group and the Practicing Law Institute, discussing trends and best practices in SEC reporting and compliance for financial institutions. He has also been a panelist at the SEC Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, discussing regulation of global securities offerings. Craig serves on the boards of the Transplant House of Cleveland, Vocational Guidance Services and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.
Craig received a bachelor of arts degree from Iona College and his jurisprudence degree from the New York University School of Law.