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HARTFORD, Conn. – December 6, 2023 – KeyBank (NYSE:KEY) has promoted several leaders within its Retail Banking network serving clients in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Elona Shape has been named Market Retail Leader for Connecticut and Massachusetts. Reporting to Elona is new Area Retail Leader for CT North/MA Rocco Valletta, and new Area Retail Leader for CT South Jarleam Gonzalez.  The three new retail leaders join current Area Retail Leader for CT Central Neil Cyr in leading the sales and service activities of Key’s network of 55 branches across Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

Elona Shape joined KeyBank in 2021 as Metro/Fairfield Area Retail Leader, responsible for sales and service activities in Key’s branches in Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County NY.  Prior to joining Key, Shape spent four years at JP Morgan Chase, first as a personal banker and then as a branch manager. Shape also serves as a co-chair of KeyBank’s Key4Women program which empowers, motivates and connects women business owners and leaders. In addition, she serves on the board of directors for the YWCA White Plains & Westchester and was recently recognized as a 40 Under 40 Rising Star by Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journal. Shape holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from University of Arizona’s Global Campus. She and her family live in Trumbull, CT.

Rocco Valletta joined KeyBank in 2015 as a branch manager in North Haven.  He was promoted to Small Business Wellness Advisor in 2021. With his promotion to Area Retail Leader, he will now lead 17 branches in Northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.  Prior to Key, Valletta served as branch manager for both HSBC and Citizen’s banks.  He holds a degree from Southern Connecticut State University.  He and his family reside in Wolcott, CT.

Jarleam Gonzalez joined KeyBank in 2022 to lead the Summer Street Stamford branch.  With 25 years of banking experience, she has built an impressive community network throughout Fairfield County. She is actively involved with the Latino Foundation of Stamford, Latincolors Magazine, Kids Helping Kids, Hispanic Advisory Council of Greater Stamford, and Stamford Senior Center, and is a Key4Women certified advisor. With her promotion, Gonzalez will now lead 15 branches located throughout southern Connecticut.  Prior to Key, she was a retail leader at JPMorgan Chase. She and her family reside in Stamford, CT.



KeyBank’s roots trace back nearly 200 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, KeyCorp is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $188 billion at September 30, 2023. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of approximately 1,000 branches and approximately 1,300 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 KeyBank is Member FDIC.



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