KeyCorp Names Johnni Beckel to Lead Human Resources Organization

Diverse Experience Includes Cardinal Health, Bank of America, and Walt Disney World

May 16, 2011, 11:30 ET from KeyCorp

CLEVELAND, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) announced today that Johnni Beckel, a human resources executive with 25 years experience in the healthcare, financial services and hospitality industries, has joined the company as its Chief Human Resources Officer.    

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Beckel will be a member of Key's Executive Team, Management Committee and Executive Council, and lead the company's Human Resources organization for Key's 15,300 employees in 24 states and overseas.  She will lead the development and implementation of the bank's human capital strategy, including Talent Management, Compensation, Benefits, Organizational Development, Culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, and Corporate Diversity and Philanthropy.  Beckel replaces Thomas Helfrich, who is retiring after 16 years with Key.    

"Johnni Beckel's range of experiences within the human capital functions -- and at diverse organizations and several different industries -- make her the ideal leader for this critical position at Key," said KeyCorp Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Beth E. Mooney.  "She is a proven leader, who knows how to build and transform cultures.  We're absolutely delighted to add Johnni to our senior management team."    

Beckel's career in human resources management spans several industries and includes diverse experiences in acquisitions, turnarounds and high-growth environments.  She comes to Key from Cardinal Health, Inc. where she was Senior Vice President, Talent Management and Total Rewards, accountable for the company's enterprise-wide human resources strategies and core processes.

Prior to joining Cardinal Health in 2005, Beckel was Senior Vice President, Learning and Leadership Development, for Bank of America's Global Consumer and Small Business Banking divisions.  During the first 15 years of her career, Beckel held numerous roles of increasing responsibility in human resources at Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts and Yum! Brands, Inc., formerly PepsiCo.  

Beckel holds a master's degree in Education and Instructional Technology from The University of Central Florida and a bachelor's degree in Human Development from The Pennsylvania State University.      

KeyCorp is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $90 billion. Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. For more information, visit