Beth Mooney is the chairman and chief executive officer of KeyCorp, one of America’s largest bank-based financial services companies. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, KeyCorp provides investment management, consumer finance, retail and commercial banking, and investment banking products and services across the United States and internationally.
Mooney has served as KeyCorp’s chairman and CEO since May of 2011. She joined the company in 2006 and her previous roles include vice chair of Key Community Bank and president and chief operating officer of KeyCorp.
Mooney has more than three decades of experience in retail banking, real estate financing, and commercial lending. Prior to KeyCorp, she served as the senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of AmSouth Bancorporation (now Regions Financial Corporation). She has also fulfilled roles of increasing responsibility at Bank One Corporation, Hall Financial Group, Citicorp Real Estate, and Republic Bank of Texas/First Republic.
In addition to leading KeyCorp, Mooney is the chairman of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, one of the largest Chambers of Commerce in the country. She is also a member of the boards of Catalyst, AT&T, and the United Way of Greater Cleveland. Mooney is a trustee of The Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Moreover, she holds membership in The Financial Services Roundtable and the supervisory board of The Clearing House.
After graduating from the University of Texas in 1977, Mooney obtained her Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in 1983. Southern Methodist named her a 2007-2008 Distinguished Alumni of the Cox School of Business. In 2013, Mooney took the top spot on American Banker Magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking” list. She has also been recognized as one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes Magazine and one of the “Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine.