KeyCorp Named a "Commission 50" Company for Outstanding Performance in Diversity and Inclusion

KeyCorp Named a "Commission 50" Company for Outstanding Performance in Diversity and Inclusion

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 11:00am

CAMPAIGN: KeyBank's Commitment to Diversity

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CLEVELAND, April 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – For the sixth consecutive year, KeyCorp has been named a Commission 50 company for outstanding performance in diversity and inclusion by the Commission on Economic Inclusion. The Commission is a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Cleveland’s chamber of commerce, which has more than 10,000 members and is one of the largest in the nation. The fifty Northeast Ohio companies chosen for Commission 50 status are determined via a benchmarking survey that measures excellence in supplier diversity, workforce and management representation, and inclusive workplace policies and practices.

“We embrace and live the concepts of diversity and inclusion at Key, and we’re proud to be consistently recognized both locally and nationally as a leader in this space. Diversity and inclusion are the focus of our stated corporate priority ‘to engage a high-performing, talented and diverse workforce,’ and we find that such a mindset gives us a competitive advantage in our workplace, marketplace and the communities we so proudly serve,” says Poppie Parish, SVP and Manager of Corporate Diversity and Inclusion.

Other notable 2015 recipients of the Commission 50 include Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and University Hospitals. To view the full list, visit:

Key’s important work in diversity and inclusion has also led to recent national recognition:

  • DiversityInc: Since 2005, Key has consistently been recognized by DiversityInc, which sets the national benchmark for excellence in corporate diversity and advocacy. In 2014, Key was named one of DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity,” as well as one of the “Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity” and “Top 10 Companies for Diversity Councils.”
  • Human Rights Campaign: KeyCorp has received seven perfect scores of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmark of how businesses serve and support LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) consumers, employees and investors.
  • American Banker: Key is proud of, and strongly supports, women at Key. CEO Beth Mooney, the first woman CEO of a top 20 U.S. bank, was named by American Banker the #1 Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2013 and 2014. In 2014, CIO Amy Brady was named #6 “Woman to Watch,” and CEO of KeyBank Foundation Margot Copeland received the American Banker Community Impact Award. Women at Key are making a difference in the industry.

About KeyCorp:

Key traces its history back more than 160 years and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key has assets of approximately $94 billion. Key (NYSE:KEY) provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals, small and medium-sized business under the name KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name.



PR Manager Marylee Gotch