Beth E. Mooney
|Beth E. Mooney|
Beth Elaine Streeter|
1955 (age 62–63)
Midland, Michigan, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University|
|Board member of||AT&T|
Beth Elaine Mooney (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 KeyCorp named Mooney its chairman and chief executive officer of the Cleveland, Ohio-based bank. From November 2010 until May 1, 2011 she was the president and the chief operating officer at KeyCorp.
Early life and education
Mooney was born in 1955 as Beth Elaine Streeter and was raised in Midland, Michigan, as her father was a chemist for Dow Chemical while her mother was an English teacher. She was the youngest of three children in the family.
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. 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.
In 16 years Mooney moved positions nine times. She filled every banking role including commercial and real estate lending and chief financial officer. 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 Operation 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. In 2004 she left Nashville to become the CFO of AmSouth. From February 2004 until April 4, 2006 she was the CFO and head of the finance group of Regions Financial Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama (which was formerly known as Amsouth Bancorp and AmSouth Bancorporation) and its subsidiary Amsouth bank. In April 2006 Mooney joined KeyCorp as a Vice Chair and head of Key Community Bank. In November 2010 until May 1, 2011 she served as President and Chief Operation Officer at KeyCorp. Since May 1, 2011 Mooney has been the CEO and Chairman of KeyCorp.
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