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Tamika Otis Joins KeyBank as Corporate Responsibility Officer and Community Relations Manager for Capital Region & Central NY Markets

Tamika Otis Joins KeyBank as Corporate Responsibility Officer and Community Relations Manager for Capital Region & Central NY Markets

Published 03-25-22

Submitted by KeyBank

Tamika Otis

KeyBank has announced that Tam­ika Otis has been named Corporate Responsibility Officer and Community Relations Manager for its Capital Region (Albany, NY) and Central NY markets.

Otis has more than 15 years of leadership and program management experience and will oversee KeyBank’s broad community engagement strategy. This includes Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance and execution of KeyBank’s National Community Benefits Plan in the Capital Region. Since 2017, KeyBank has invested more than $666 million in Albany and the surrounding region through this plan, supporting small business and home lending in low- and-moderate income communities, affordable housing and community development projects, and philanthropic efforts targeted toward education, workforce development, and safe, vital neighborhoods.

Before joining Key, Otis served as the Director of the KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, powered by JumpStart. The initiative was designed to stimulate economic growth and workforce development by fostering small business success. As Director, she exceeded all of KeyBank’s established performance metrics for the four-year program in just three years. Also during her time at Jumpstart, Otis managed and executed grant funds across four Upstate New York markets during the COVID-19 pandemic, deploying capital to 128 small and under-resourced business owners.

Otis, a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leader, has won several awards for her work within the communities she has served, including the 2016 “40 Under 40 Latino Rising Stars” award given by the Hispanic Coalition of New York. Active in the community, she serves on the boards of the Women’s Fund of Central New York, Onondaga County Youth Bureau and Good Life Youth Foundation for Entrepreneurship. She also serves as an advisor to the Upstate New York Black Chamber of Commerce headquartered in Albany.

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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 $176.2 billion at March 31, 2021. 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 1,100 branches and more than 1,400 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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