Brian Fishel serves as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for KeyCorp, leading the Human Resources function for the enterprise. Brian also serves as the executive sponsor for Key’s African Heritage Business Impact & Networking Group, as well as Management’s liaison to the Compensation and Organization Committee of the Board of Directors for KeyCorp.
Brian has more than 30 years of broad Human Resources experience across multiple industries. He has extensive experience in Succession Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cultural Integration, and Executive Development.
Brian joined Key in 2013 to lead the enterprise’s staffing and talent management activities. Previously, he spent 15 years with Bank of America in various senior level talent management and organization development roles, including the Global Head of Executive Development and Chief Learning Officer for the company.
Prior to Bank of America, Brian held various senior level Human Resource roles with The Coca-Cola Company, including significant work with international businesses and bottling companies. He also previously worked for Pizza Hut, at the time a subsidiary of PepsiCo., where he was responsible for leading its executive development program targeted at senior field sales and operations executives throughout North and Central America. He also led U.S. field sales and operations training.
Brian currently serves on the board of Business Volunteers Unlimited, a Cleveland-based nonprofit organization responsible for engaging businesses and nonprofits to work together to strengthen the Northeast Ohio Community. He is the co-chair for the business development committee of the board.
Brian is a frequent national speaker on the topics of Talent Management and Executive Development. He is a founding member of the Best Practice Institute’s board and has served on the Harvard Publishing Advisory Committee and the Conference Board’s Learning and Organizational Performance roundtable. He has written and published several articles and chapters in various books and magazines on a variety of leadership topics.
In 2015, Brian was the recipient of the prestigious Talent Management Executive of the Year Award from Crain’s Business Magazine in recognition of Human Resources Excellence. In 2020, Brian was named to the Top CHRO – The People Leaders to Watch list, by N2Growth.
Brian holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Education from Miami University of Ohio.