Convocation Speaker

Headshot of Beth Mooney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KeyCorp

Beth Mooney, KeyCorp Chairman and CEO, gave Case Western Reserve University’s 2019 commencement address on May 19. 

Mooney, who joined KeyCorp in April 2006 as vice chair of Key Community Bank, has more than 35 years of experience in retail banking, commercial lending and real estate financing. Before Key, she was senior executive vice president and chief financial officer for what is now Alabama-based Regions Financial Corp.

Mooney has received many accolades throughout her career, including being recognized by Forbes as one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” and by Fortune as one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” She also received the 2017 Women of Note Legacy Award from the Cleveland Foundation for her outstanding business, civic and philanthropic leadership in Greater Cleveland.

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Mooney joined a long list of previous distinguished speakers, including:

  • Toby Cosgrove, MD, past CEO of Cleveland Clinic 
  • Fred Gray (LAW ’54, HON ’92), celebrated civil rights attorney 
  • Mark Weinberger (LAW ’87, MGT ’87), EY Global Chairman and CEO
  • Barry Meyer (LAW ’67), Retired Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO
  • Mohamed Ibn Chambas (LAW ’84), Joint Special Representative of the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur
  • Katie Couric, journalist and author
  • Peter B. Lewis, Philanthropist and former Chairman of Progressive Insurance
  • Julie Gerberding (WRC ’77, MED ‘81), previous director of the Centers for Disease Control
  • and many other notable leaders