Keybank Expands Public Finance Expertise and Presence in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, AK, June 17, 2010 - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., the broker/dealer subsidiary and investment banking arm of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY), has expanded its public finance capability in Alaska by naming John D.Urbina and Geoff A. Urbina managing directors. The father and son, respectively, share a combined 45 years in proving investment services to Alaska municipalities.
The Urbinas have been top-ranked underwriters in the State of Alaska for many years. Clients have included Alaska state agencies and municipal issuers.
The pair will oversee KeyBanc Capital Markets' local public finance team, which specializes in investment banking for governments and governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions and private K-12 schools.
"We're pleased to have John and Geoff join the Key team and look forward to combining our efforts to serve public entities in Alaska." Said Brian Nerland, KeyBank's District President.
In 1976, John Urbina assisted in developing Alaska Municipal Bond Bank, serving as financial advisor to the Bond Bank's first executive director. Over seven years, Urbina and the Bond Bank finance team initiated approximately $250 million in municipal bond project financing for rural Alaska. His extensive experience includes 63-20 financings, lease-lease back, utility revenue, housing revenue, COP and general obligation bond transactions. He earned his B.S. in aerospace engineering sciences from the University of Colorado and his M.B.A. in finance from the University of Washington. He is registered with FINRA (Series 7, 53, and 63).
Geoff A. Urbina's financing experience spans transportation, airport, utility, pipeline, water and sewer, housing, tobacco securitization and pension obligation bonds for municipal issuers at all levels from state to local agencies. He holds a B.A. in business administration and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance and economics from the University of Washington. He is also a registered representative with the FINRA (Series 7, 63).
Their community activity has included fundraising for the Alaska Native Heritage Center, serving on the Alaska Economic Development Corporation Board, and special project financings for the Anchorage campuses of Alaska Pacific University and Wayland Baptist University.
About KeyBanc Capital Markets: KeyBanc Capital Markets is a trade name under which corporate and investment banking products and services of KeyCorp and its subsidiaries, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC, and KeyBank National Association ("KeyBank N.A."), are marketed. Securities products and services are offered by KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and its licensed securities representatives, who may also be employees of KeyBank N.A. Banking products and services are offered by KeyBank N.A.
About KeyBank in Alaska
KeyBank in Alaska provides investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer finance, mortgage lending, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout Alaska, the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. It is affiliated with KeyCorp, one of the nation's largest financial services companies with assets of approximately $95 billion. The Alaska District provides 24-hour client account access through its extensive branch, ATM and call center networks, as well as internet-based services at www.Key.com. BusinessWeek Magazine named Key the top-rated bank in its Customer Service Champ 2009 edition, ranking Key 11th out of the top-25 companies that include many known for their customer service acumen.