Beth E. Mooney

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Beth E. Mooney
Beth Elaine Streeter

1955 (age 63–64)
Midland, Michigan, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University
Board member ofAT&T

Beth Elaine Mooney[1] (born 1955) is an American financial executive who is the first woman to be CEO of a top-20 U.S. bank. On May 1, 2011[2] KeyCorp named Mooney its chairwoman and chief executive officer of the Cleveland, Ohio-based bank.[3] From November 2010 until May 1, 2011 she was the president and the chief operating officer at KeyCorp.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Mooney was born in 1955 as Beth Elaine Streeter and was raised in Midland, Michigan, as her father was a chemist for Dow Chemical[4] while her mother was an English teacher.[1] She was the youngest of three children in the family.[1]

She earned a BA in history from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1977, she got a job in the real estate department of First City National Bank of Houston.[4] She worked there as a bank secretary until 1979, when she got a job on Republic Bank of Dallas' management training program, after refusing to leave training manager Keith Schmidt's office until he employed her.[4]

Mooney earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University in 1983.[3][2]


In 16 years, Mooney performed in various roles in the baking industry, such as commercial and real estate lending and chief financial officer.[3] Mooney served as Regional President of Bank One in Akron and Dayton. She served as President from June 1999 until June 2000 of Bank One Ohio, NA. She was Chief Operating Officer from June 1998 until June 1999 of DPL Inc, a public utility. From June 2000 until February 2004 Mooney served as Group Head of Tennessee and North Louisiana Banking Group.[2] In 2004 she left Nashville to become the CFO of AmSouth.[5]

From February 2004 until April 4, 2006 she was the CFO and head of the finance group of Regions Financial Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama[6] (which was formerly known as AmSouth Bancorp and AmSouth Bancorporation) and its subsidiary AmSouth bank.[2] In April 2006 Mooney joined KeyCorp as a Vice Chair and head of Key Community Bank.[7][8] In November 2010 until May 1, 2011 she served as President and Chief Operation Officer at KeyCorp.[2] Since May 1, 2011 Mooney has been the CEO and chairwoman of KeyCorp.[9][10]

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  1. ^ a b c "Beth Elaine Mooney". Boardroom Insiders. 10 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Beth E. Mooney". Bloomberg Business Week. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Goudreau, Jenna (6 September 2011). "From Secretary To CEO: Beth Mooney Makes Banking History". Forbes. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Eichenbaum, Peter (30 November 2010). "Beth Mooney's Rise to KeyCorp CEO Rooted in Texas Standoff". Bloomberg. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Remember Beth Mooney?". Nashville Post. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  6. ^ Kline, Alan (18 September 2013). "KeyCorp's Beth Mooney: The Most Powerful Woman in Banking". American Banker. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Board of Directors". Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Corporate Governance: Beth E. Mooney". Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Beth Mooney, KeyCorp:2011 CEO in Action". Diversity Journal. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  10. ^ Park Lazette, Michelle (23 July 2012). "Beth E. Mooney Chairman and chief executive officer, KeyCorp". Crains Cleveland Business. Retrieved 12 November 2014.