Beth E. Mooney, chairman and CEO of KeyCorp, has been named chair-elect of the Cleveland Clinic’s board of directors. She will become chair following the Cleveland Clinic’s May 6 meeting, succeeding Robert E. Rich, Jr., who has served as Cleveland Clinic’s chair since 2011.

Mooney, who was elected a vice chair last May, became a Cleveland Clinic trustee in 2006 and joined the board of directors in 2009.

“Beth Mooney brings a stellar financial and business acumen, a tireless commitment to the community, and a deep fundamental understanding of what makes Cleveland Clinic great and what it will take to keep it great,” said Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Dr. Tom Mihaljevic. "Bob Rich directed the board during a time of unprecedented growth for Cleveland Clinic. His business expertise, his commitment to patient safety and quality, and his cogent leadership helped to solidify Cleveland Clinic’s standing as an international healthcare leader.”

“Cleveland Clinic is a global leader in providing world class medical care and a civic leader in every community it serves,” Mooney said. “The impact made and the opportunities provided by Cleveland Clinic are immeasurable in Northeast Ohio and around the world. I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as chair of the Board of Directors. And I am proud to be part of a team of professionals focused on ensuring that the mission, vision and values of Cleveland Clinic are present in all that we do.”

Mooney has been named among The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes and one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune, as well as Banker of the Year by American Banker in 2017.

Mooney serves on numerous community and corporate boards. She is the immediate past chair of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. In 2017, she received the 2017 Women of Note Legacy Award from the Cleveland Foundation.

Rich, chairman of Rich Products Corp., joined the Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees in 2002 and the Board of Directors in 2005, before becoming chair of the board in 2011.

 

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