Barbara J. Smith


SVP, Director of Key4Women, KeyBank

Barbara J. Smith (Barb) is the Senior Vice President and Director of Key4Women, where she leads a nationwide community of entrepreneurial and executive business women. Barb also serves as the co-chair of the Key Women’s Network, (KeyBank’s largest employee resource group) which cultivates a work environment that engages, empowers and inspires employees to achieve their full leadership potential.

Barb has held a variety of senior management roles at Key and at Bank One Akron, NA (now Chase). She currently serves on the National Board of the Alumni Association for Kent State University, the Board of Directors for the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, and also serves on the National Board of Directors for Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) and Women’s Presidents Organization (WPO). Previously, she held the elected positions of Ward One Councilwoman and Vice Mayor for the City of Solon, Ohio.