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Three positions eliminated as part of Key Bank reorganization

Key Bank has combined its Idaho and Colorado districts, eliminating three positions.

Joel Hickman, Idaho district president for Key Bank, ended his nearly 10-year term at the end of December.

According to a Key Bank spokesman, Tom Spilman in Colorado now serves as the president of the combined region. Key Bank also combined its Maine and Vermont districts, and consolidated its Central and Northern Indiana districts. Two other positions in Idaho, one in retail and one in business banking, were also eliminated.

Hickman started with Key Bank in 1987 with various roles in retail and private banking. He joined the bank as manager of the Nampa branch. He also served as senior vice president and sales manager in Idaho for McDonald Financial Group, Key’s private banking, trust and investment services division.

His successor is Kevin Donovan. In Idaho, Donovan serves as market president and continues as market manager for Key Private Bank. Donovan joined Key Bank in 2011. He has 16 years’ experience in financial services, including as a financial advisor and wealth management expert with Zions Bancorp, Wells Fargo, Yellowstone Partners Wealth Management, and UBS PaineWebber.

Donovan received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Great Falls in Montana. He is involved with Leadership Meridian and the American Heart Association.

Key Bank has 33 branches and more than 380 employees in Idaho.


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  1. Change is never easy! So sad to say goodbye to Joel, Jared and Shane.
    As we jump into 2013, I am excited for the energy our new leadership team brings.
    KeyBank is financially strong!
    Businesses all across the country are restructuring, realigning resources, making difficult decisions. With our eye on the goal, we will continue to be leader in our industry!
    Change is challenging; change is good!

  2. Key was a major lender on the East side and in metro Boise. They’ve seen the handwriting on the wall about Idaho; no big surprise here.