Beth E. Mooney
Beth Mooney has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KeyCorp since May 1, 2011. She has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, including in retail banking, commercial lending, capital markets and real estate financing. She has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s most ethical and civic-minded leaders.
Mooney has cultivated and leads a highly diverse and talented team responsible for the strategic direction and decision-making for KeyBank. On a path to be the best regional bank in the U.S., Mooney and her team are responsible for more than $140B in assets, 18,000 employees and 3.5MM clients. She is focused on, and dedicated to, delivering shareholder value; keeping the client experience central to all plans and priorities; lifting and revitalizing communities; and maintaining a diverse, experienced and engaged board of directors and team.
Mooney joined KeyCorp in April 2006. Prior to KeyCorp, Mooney was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Alabama-based AmSouth Bancorporation (now Regions Financial Corporation), where she ran its banking operations in Tennessee and Northern Louisiana. Her banking career included roles of increasing responsibility at Bank One Corporation, Citicorp Real Estate, Inc., Hall Financial Group and Republic Bank of Texas/First Republic. At Bank One, she served as Regional President in Akron and Dayton, and then as President of Bank One Ohio, managing major markets throughout the state.
Mooney graduated from the University of Texas in 1977 and earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in 1983, where she was selected as a 2007-2008 Distinguished Alumni of the Cox School of Business. She has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” and by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 “Most Powerful Women in Business.” Mooney was named the #1 Most Powerful Woman in Banking for three years before “retiring” to the Hall of Fame. In 2017, she was named American Banker’s “Banker of the Year.”
A trusted leader in the financial services industry, Mooney serves as president of the Federal Advisory Council – a group of CEOs that advises the Board of Governors on priorities, policies and practices. She also serves on the Board of Directors of The Bank Policy Institute and is Chair of the BITS Committee, technology policy division of the Bank Policy Institute. Mooney is a member of the Supervisory Board of The Clearing House.
Mooney is a member of AT&T’s Board of Directors, serving on its Corporate Development and Finance Committee and the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee. She is a member of the Business Roundtable, joining leaders of America’s largest companies who work together to build a strong and sustainable economic future in the United States. Mooney is a member of the Committee of 200, joining successful women leaders who work together to advance women’s leadership in business. Mooney is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Conference Board, a member-driven think tank delivering insights for the path ahead. She is a member of the Business Council, an association of the Chief Executive Officers of the world’s most important business enterprises and she serves on the Catalyst Board of Directors, a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to build workplaces that work for women.
Mooney is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), one of the largest Chambers of Commerce in the nation and remains a member of its Board and Executive Committee. She is also a Trustee and Treasurer of the Board of the Musical Arts Association (The Cleveland Orchestra). Mooney is on the Board of Directors of United Way of Greater Cleveland.