Key Equipment Finance Names Heather Valenty Vice President and Equipment Finance Territory Manager, West Region

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Valenty will work to enhance and expand Key’s equipment leasing and financing presence in Colorado

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Heather brings 10 years of experience developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with bank officers and middle market clients in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. - Mark H. Thomas, SVP and west region sales director for the bank channel for Key.

Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), has named Heather Valenty vice president and equipment finance territory manager for the west region.

“Heather brings 10 years of experience developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with bank officers and middle market clients in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming,” said Mark H. Thomas, senior vice president and west region sales director for the bank channel. “She has deep understanding of collateral from the corporate aviation, healthcare, technology, construction and transportation industries, and has an astute ability to identify the most efficient and effective tools to finance equipment.”

Prior to joining Key, Valenty was an account executive for Zions Credit Corp. and ACC Capital Corp.

Key Equipment Finance offers equipment financing and business leasing solutions to a range of business types and industries. Learn more at

About Key Equipment Finance
Key Equipment Finance has been in the equipment finance business for 41 years and is one of the largest bank-based equipment finance providers in the U.S. The company provides tailored equipment lease and finance solutions for commercial clients and government entities. Through its manufacturer and vendor alliances unit, equipment finance programs are developed for manufacturers, distributors and resellers.

Key Equipment Finance’s specialty finance group includes a lease capital markets team to support corporations looking to optimize risk and revenue, and a lender finance team, which provides structured facilities to various sectors of the specialty finance market. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, Key Equipment Finance manages $9.1 billion in assets and originates $4.3 billion of equipment financing annually. For more information, visit

About KeyCorp
KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key had assets of approximately $90.8 billion on March 31, 2014. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses under the name of KeyBank National Association. 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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