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 more than $156B in assets, 18,000 employees and 3.5MM 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 brokerdealer acquired by KeyCorp in 1998.
Chris serves on the Board of Directors of The Bank Policy Institute and is member of the BITS Committee, technology policy division of the Bank Policy Institute. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of The Clearing House and serves as a board member of University Hospital Health System, Catholic Community Foundation of Cleveland and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Previously, Chris was a member of the Sisters of Charity Health Systems Board of Directors and served on the Executive Committee. Chris also served as a Trustee of the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Zoological Society of Cleveland. He is the past Chairman of Business Volunteers Unlimited and past Chairman of the KeyCorp United Way Services Campaign, and served as President of the KeyBank Foundation.
Chris received a Bachelors’ degree in Finance from Miami University in 1983 and is a member of the Board of Visitors of Miami University’s Farmer School of Business.