Submitted by KeyBank
Each year since 1996, 20 young community leaders are nominated to receive the prestigious award. The leadership recognition program showcases dynamic leaders from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan who are under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in the community.
More than 100 people were nominated for the 2023 award.
Dower began his career at KeyBank in 2013 and was promoted to Market President in 2023. He is responsible for leading the bank’s activities and resources, its 200+ employees within the market and representing Key in the community. In 2022, he was promoted Commercial Sales Leader for Northwest Ohio and was the youngest of 25 peers across the country.
During the pandemic he originated over $40 million in fully forgivable PPP loans for his clients. He received the KeyBank “Star Performer” recognition for seven consecutive years from 2015-2021. A native of Bellevue, he began his career in his family’s building materials industry. He joined Huntington Bank in Toledo in 2010 and in under two years was managing an $80 million loan portfolio.
In the community, he serves as a board member of Imagination Station, board vice president and treasurer for Leadership Toledo and board member and coach for The Miracle League of Northwest Ohio. He co-led a capital campaign for the Miracle League that raised nearly $300,000 for improvements at their accessible baseball complex in Northwood. He is a Hall of Fame campaign manager for United Way of Greater Toledo.
In addition to honoring the recipients, the program is intended to help motivate young people throughout our area to become community leaders.
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 https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.
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