Chief Executive Officer
Kelly Coffey is the chief executive officer of City National Bank, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). City National has more than $53 billion in assets, 5,000 colleagues and 70 offices in six states and Washington, D.C.
Kelly is only the fourth CEO in City National’s 65-year history and was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of the most influential Angelenos in 2019.
Prior to joining City National, she served as the chief executive officer of J.P. Morgan’s U.S. Private Bank. She also spent more than 20 years at the firm’s investment bank, where she held a variety of leadership positions, including the head of diversified industrials investment banking, head of equity, foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives marketing, and head of corporate finance advisory in North America.
Kelly began her career in mergers and acquisitions and spent six years working in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She also chaired J.P. Morgan’s Reputation Risk Committee in North America and led the investment bank’s Women’s Network.
Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree in international affairs and French from Lafayette College, and she holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service with a concentration in international business from Georgetown University.
She is chairman of the board of trustees for the Marymount School of New York and sits on the boards of the Central Park Conservancy and the Knowledge Is Power Program in New York City.