KeyCorp CEO to Receive 2012 Medal

Notre Dame College will award its highest honor, the 2012 Notre Dame College Medal, to Beth E. Mooney, the chairman, chief executive officer and president of KeyCorp and member of the KeyCorp Board of Directors.

The medal is awarded to an alumnus, friend of the College or civic leader in the Greater Cleveland community who exemplifies the values of Notre Dame College. Recipients must demonstrate personal, professional and global responsibility through their community service.

For her exemplary leadership and community service in Greater Cleveland and beyond, Ms. Mooney will receive the award at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven on Friday, June 8.

“Beth Mooney embodies the values of Notre Dame College and its founding Sisters by demonstrating unselfish dedication to the community and a desire to make Cleveland a better place,” said Dr. Andrew P. Roth, president of Notre Dame College. “She has a solid reputation as a ‘doer’ not a talker, and she is a fierce competitor with a compassionate side. She is committed to diversity and fairness in every sense of the words, and that parallels the mission and principles of our College. We are honored to present the Notre Dame College Medal to this great humanitarian and civic leader.”

Beth Mooney
Beth Mooney is the 2012 recipient of the Notre Dame College Medal.

Ms. Mooney’s commitment to civic and community endeavors is exemplary. She is a trustee and treasurer of the board of the Musical Arts Association (The Cleveland Orchestra), a trustee of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, a trustee of United Way of Greater Cleveland, a member of The Financial Services Roundtable and board chair of Neighborhood Progress, Inc. She also leads a committee that focuses on the patient experience at the Cleveland Clinic and is a member of “In Counsel with Women,” an invitation-only group of 139 female executives from Northeast Ohio.

Ms. Mooney is the fifth recipient of the Notre Dame College Medal, which was first awarded in 2008 to civic leader Sam Miller. The 2009 Medal was presented to the Most Reverend Anthony M. Pilla, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Cleveland; the 2010 award went to Anthony C. and Donna Kelly Rego, the first couple to receive the medal for their philanthropy and community service; and the 2011 Medal was presented to philanthropist and civic leader Carl D. Glickman.

“The faculty, students and alumni of Notre Dame College are a proud testament to the College's values-based mission and the quality of education offered at this institution,” Ms. Mooney said. “I am honored to receive this award and very grateful to be counted among those who seek to make a difference in their communities through service and philanthropy.”

Notre Dame College offers sponsorship opportunities as well as individual and group tickets for honoring Ms. Mooney. Funds raised go directly toward the support of Notre Dame students and programs. For further information about how to become a program sponsor or purchase tickets, please contact Maureen Ischay, executive director of development, at 216.373.5335 or

More about Beth E. Mooney

Ms. Mooney, who joined Key in April 2006, has over 30 years of experience in retail banking, commercial lending, and real estate financing. In November 2010, Ms. Mooney was named KeyCorp’s CEO and president. She previously had served as vice chair of Key Community Banking, where she oversaw retail banking, business banking, commercial middle market banking, wealth management, private banking, Key Investment Services, and KeyBank Mortgage.

Prior to coming to KeyBank, she served as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer for Alabama-based AmSouth Bancorporation, where she ran its banking operations in Tennessee and Northern Louisiana. She has also held assignments of increasing responsibility at Bank One Corporation, Citicorp Real Estate, Inc., Hall Financial Group and Republic Bank of Texas/First Republic. At Bank One, she served as regional president in Akron and Dayton, and then as president of Bank One Ohio, managing major markets throughout the state.

Ms. Mooney graduated from the University of Texas in 1977 and earned her Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in 1983, where she was selected as a 2007-2008 Distinguished Alumni of the Cox School of Business. Ms. Mooney received the YWCA Women of Achievement Award in 2008. In 2011, she was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” listed in Fortune Magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Business,” and was selected by American Banker Magazine to top its “Women to Watch” list.

About Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College, a Catholic institution in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, educates a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. NDC offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus interdisciplinary programs and self-designed majors. A master’s degree in education and a teacher certification program are available as well as continuing and professional development programs for adult learners. Notre Dame College offers 22 athletic programs for men and women, including football.


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