Brian Fishel headshot

Executive Vice President, KeyCorp

Chief Human Resources Officer, KeyCorp

Member of Executive Council, KeyCorp

Member of the Executive Leadership Team, KeyCorp

Brian Fishel serves as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for KeyCorp. As CHRO, Brian oversees talent management and talent recruiting, leadership development, employee engagement, employee relations, compensation and benefits, HR Operations, and HR generalist support to the lines of business and staff functions.

Brian has over 25 years of broad Human Resources experience across multiple industries. He has extensive experience working with the senior most levels of organizations in the areas of Global Talent Management; Executive Assessment, Development and Coaching; Succession Planning; Team Effectiveness; Leadership Curriculum Design and Delivery; Merger-Acquisition and Culture Integration; Staffing, Training, and Organization Development.

Brian joined Key in 2013 to lead all staffing and talent management and development activities across KeyBank. Previously, Brian 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 enterprise.

Prior to Bank of America, Mr. Fishel held various senior-level Human Resource Generalist roles with The Coca-Cola Company, providing human capital advisory support for their Global Marketing, Communications and Finance Functions, The Minute Maid Group, and International Bottling operations.

Brian also worked for Pizza Hut, at the time a subsidiary of PepsiCo. He was responsible for designing and delivering Pizza Hut's executive development curriculum targeted at their senior level field sales and operations executives throughout North and Central America. He also led their U.S. field sales and operations training organization.

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 received the prestigious Talent Management Executive of the Year Archer Award from Crain’s Business Magazine recognizing him for Human Resources Excellence.

Brian holds both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Education from Miami University of Ohio.