Beth E. Mooney

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]

Beth E. Mooney
Beth Elaine Streeter

1955 (age 65–66)
Midland, Michigan, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University
Board member ofAT&T

Early life and educationEdit

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.[1][4] 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 banking 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.[5] 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.[6]

From February 2004 until April 4, 2006 she was the CFO and head of the finance group of Regions Financial Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama[7] (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.[8][9] In November 2010 until May 1, 2011 she served as president and Chief Operation Officer at KeyCorp.[2]

On May 1, 2011 Mooney became CEO and chairwoman of KeyCorp.[10][11] In September 2019, Mooney announced her retirement from Key Corp., effective May 2020.[12]

In March 2019, Mooney was named the chair-elect of Cleveland Clinic's Board of Directors.[13]

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ "LEADERS Interview with Beth E. Mooney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KeyCorp". Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  6. ^ "Remember Beth Mooney?". Nashville Post. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  7. ^ Kline, Alan (18 September 2013). "KeyCorp's Beth Mooney: The Most Powerful Woman in Banking". American Banker. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Board of Directors". Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Corporate Governance: Beth E. Mooney". Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Beth Mooney, KeyCorp:2011 CEO in Action". Diversity Journal. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  11. ^ Park Lazette, Michelle (23 July 2012). "Beth E. Mooney Chairman and chief executive officer, KeyCorp". Crains Cleveland Business. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  12. ^ Prang, Allison (2019-09-19). "KeyCorp CEO Beth Mooney to Retire in May". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  13. ^ Cho, Janet H. (2019-03-11). "KeyCorp Chairman and CEO Beth Mooney named chair-elect of Cleveland Clinic's Board". Retrieved 2019-08-09.