Chris Gorman headshot September 2019

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, KeyCorp

Director, KeyCorp

Christopher M. Gorman assumed the role of Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of KeyCorp on May 1, 2020, bringing more than 30 years of financial services experience to his role.

Chris and his team are responsible for $181 billion in assets, 18,000 employees and 3.5 million clients. He is focused on, and dedicated to, delivering shareholder value; keeping the client experience central to all priorities; lifting and revitalizing communities; and maintaining a diverse, experienced and engaged board of directors and team.

In September 2019, Chris was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of KeyCorp, and was named Chairman and CEO of KeyBank, N.A. in 2012. Previously, Chris was Vice-Chairman and President of Banking where he was responsible for KeyCorp’s businesses. Chris was responsible for leading Key’s integration of First Niagara Financial Group, which was the largest acquisition in Key’s 190-year history.

Prior to that, Chris served as the President of Key Corporate Bank, which was comprised of KeyBank Real Estate Capital®, Enterprise Commercial Payments, Key Equipment Finance® and KeyBanc Capital Markets®. Earlier in his career, Chris led KeyBanc Capital Markets and held various leadership roles at McDonald Investments, a registered broker-dealer acquired by KeyCorp in 1998.

Chris is a board member of the Business Roundtable and the Ohio Business Roundtable, and also sits on the Executive Committee. He is a member of the Supervisory Board for The Clearing House, and is an active member of both the Bank Policy Institute (BPI) and its technology policy division, the BITS Committee.

Chris is also active in the Cleveland community, serving as a Trustee of the Cleveland Museum of Art and on the board of the University Hospitals Health System, where he also is the Chair of the Audit & Compliance Committee. He is on the Executive Committee of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, and co-chair of their Equity & Inclusion committee, and serves on the Board of Visitors for the Farmer School of Business at Miami University.

Chris received a bachelor's degree in finance from Miami University in 1983.