CLEVELAND, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KeyBank today announced the appointment of Jill Hershey as senior director, government relations & advocacy and Don Graves, Jr. as senior director, corporate community initiatives & relations. In these new roles, Hershey and Graves will partner to expand and integrate KeyBank's government relations and community initiatives engagement.
"We are pleased to welcome Jill and Don to KeyBank," said KeyCorp chairman and chief executive officer, Beth Mooney. "With KeyBank's forward momentum, Jill and Don will be instrumental in leading our government and community relations strategy and outreach. They both bring not only impressive professional backgrounds, they possess strong personal affinities that align with our purpose which is to help our clients and communities thrive."
Jill Hershey will serve as KeyBank's representative and contact on federal public policy matters. In this role she will devise and execute advocacy strategies to achieve outcomes that support business objectives. Don Graves, Jr. will enhance KeyBank's community profile by creating an integrated strategy between community outreach efforts and public officials, community groups and agencies that support KeyBank's line of business as well as the opportunities and commitments of Key's five-year $16.5 billion National Community Benefits Plan.
Hershey joins KeyBank from The Clearing House Association (TCH), a New York-headquartered trade group and the nation's first and oldest banking association that represents 25 of the world's largest commercial banks, where she served as Executive Managing Director and Head of Government Affairs. A graduate of LaSalle University, Hershey's experience also includes key roles with The Financial Services Roundtable, SIFMA (The Bond Market Association), and staff to members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives from her home state of Pennsylvania. Hershey will also lead KeyBank's government relations efforts, developing a holistic legislative, regulatory and political strategy for Key to forge critical partnerships with state and federal public officials as well as industry trade groups.
A native Clevelander and graduate of Williams College and Georgetown University Law Center, Graves brings to Key an extensive background in government, economic development and community relations. His last position was as Deputy Assistant to President Obama and Director of Domestic and Economic Policy and Counselor to Vice President Biden. In his new role, Graves will focus on strengthening relationships with legislative, agency and community leaders at national, state and local levels. Graves will work to connect KeyBank's capabilities with agencies and community needs, while also identifying strategic opportunities to expand and enhance Key's lines of business. In doing so, he will draw on previous experience as Executive Director of both the Federal Detroit Working Group and the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Community Development and Housing Policy in the Department of Treasury and Counselor to the Undersecretary for Domestic Finance.
KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. 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. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.
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