Victor J. Riley, Jr. (1931 – 2018)

Victor J. Riley served 26 years as the Chairman of KeyCorp when it grew from $1.2 billion in assets and 89 offices to $67.7 billion in assets and more than 1,300 banking offices around the world. Mr. Riley is an immediate past Class A Director of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, past director of the Association of Bank Holding Companies, and a current member of the Interstate Banking Commission for the State of New York. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Riley is past president of the board for the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, a position he held for nine years. He served as a trustee of the Gilmour Academy in Gate Mills, Ohio, and, in 1989, became a member of the State University of New York at Albany Foundation, which also bestowed upon him its 1989 Citizen Laureate Award. Mr. Riley received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Dowling College, a liberal arts institution located in Oakdale, New York, and in June, 1995, was Dowling’s Distinguished Citizen Award recipient. Mr. Riley contributed in noteworthy ways in fund-raising efforts for The March of Dimes, the Cerebral Palsy Center, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Morehouse School for Medicine, and others. He also served as chairman of the Pius XII Foundation, which provides essential life-saving services to young and old alike. Mr. Riley’s most illustrious recognition for his service came when he was invested in 1985 as a Knight of Malta in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Mr. Riley is currently a member of the board of trustees of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody and is the past president of the Boys and Girls Club of Park County. He also serves as chairman of the board of the Victor J. Riley, Jr. Ice Arena and Community Events Center in Cody.

College Statement on the Passing of Victor Riley
“Victor Riley: Champion of the College’s Earliest Years” (pdf)