Daily News: October 2, 2014

KeyCorp’s Mooney Named Most Powerful Woman in Banking

Beth Mooney, CEO and chairman of KeyCorp, received the top spot on American Banker Magazine’s esteemed The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking list for the second year in a row. The honor comes on the heels of Mooney being named one of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, on September 18.

In addition to Mooney, American Banker recognizes three other KeyCorp executives with their annual Women in Banking awards. Maria Coyne, Key’s EVP and branch network executive, was ranked 18th on the publication’s The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking list, and Amy Brady, chief information officer at KeyCorp, was ranked sixth on the publication’s The 25 Women to Watch list. Margot Copeland, Key’s director of Philanthropy and Civic Engagement will receive American Banker’s Community Impact Award.

“Not only is Mooney driving top results at KeyCorp as profits and share price have risen under her leadership, but she’s wielding influence to make a difference in the lives of her customers and community,” said Bonnie McGeer, executive editor of American Banker Magazine. “It’s this holistic approach to leadership that embodies American Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance ranking and that is rebuilding public trust in the banking industry.”

“This honor is much more than a personal achievement. It is a proud testament to the diverse, inclusive and collaborative culture we’ve nurtured at KeyBank,” said Mooney.

Mooney, who is the first woman to lead a top 20 U.S. bank, joined KeyCorp in 2006 as the top executive of the bank’s then-14-state Community Bank. She became CEO in 2011, launching significant and strategic change to position KeyBank for continued growth. In her role as CEO, Mooney leads a workforce of 14,000 employees and is responsible for the bank’s two million clients and approximately $92 billion in assets.

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