Head of Corporate Responsibility & Community Relations, KeyBank
Don Graves serves as Head of Corporate Responsibility & Community Relations at
KeyBank. In this role, Graves leads Key’s corporate responsibility team, including the
bank’s $16.5B National Community Benefits Plan, the bank’s sustainability work,
stakeholder engagement and outreach, and oversees the KeyBank Foundation and the First Niagara Foundation. Prior to joining Key, Don served as Counselor, and Domestic and Economic Policy Director for Vice President Biden. Don was previously appointed by President Obama as Executive Director of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and to lead the federal government’s efforts in the recovery of the city of Detroit. Don also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Community Development and Housing Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he oversaw the CDFI Fund, the $4B Small Business Lending Fund and the $1.5B State Small Business Credit Initiative. He was also the U.S. Federal representative to the G7 Task Force on Social Impact Investment. Currently, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of the MetroHealth Foundation and the Board of Trustees of the Community Reinvestment Fund. He also serves on the Policy Advisory Board of the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware and on the Advisory Board of the Commission on Economic Inclusion. Mr. Graves holds degrees of Bachelor of Arts in
Political Science and History from Williams College and Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center where he received the Dean’s Award. He is a fellow of the National Association of Public Administration.