Trina Evans is an industry-leading Financial Services Executive with 30+ years of experience in both transformation and continuous improvement. In her career, she has led both P&L and staff functions and is best known for her ability to drive business outcomes, influence culture, and successfully implement enterprise-wide change.
As the Chief of Staff and Director of Corporate Center, Trina leads teams responsible for client and colleague experience, ESG, enterprise communications, marketing, government relations, and philanthropy as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Trina’s divisions play a critical role in KeyCorp’s ability to compete against national and global financial services firms by protecting and enhancing the company’s reputation, differentiating brand, and deliberately cultivating the company’s relationship with all stakeholders – shareholders, clients, colleagues, and communities.
She has earned a reputation as one of the industry’s most civic-minded leaders through her leadership of KeyBank’s $40 billion community benefits plan which is focused on affordable housing, home lending, small business lending, renewable energy, and transformative philanthropy. As a testament to Key’s culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the company has been recognized many times for both culture and outcomes by Diversity Inc, the Civic 50, the Corporate Equality Index and many others. Trina has been honored many times for her own civic footprint.
She serves on the Board of Directors of the Bank Administration Institute, the leading research partner for the industry. She also serves on the Boards of Trustees of the Cleveland Food Bank, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (marketing committee), the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (executive committee), and the Weatherhead School of Management (Case Western Reserve University) Visiting Committee. Trina is a Director Emeritus of the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Trina received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management (concentration in Economics and Finance) from Case Western Reserve University and a Master’s in Business Administration (concentration in organizational behavior) from the Weatherhead School of Management. She also received a Master’s in Banking from the American Bankers Association, Stonier School of Management at Georgetown University.