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 $60 billion in assets, 5,200 colleagues and 72 offices in seven states and Washington, D.C.
Kelly is only the fourth CEO in City National’s 65-year history. 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, FX & 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 has been named three times to American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Finance List and to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual list of the most influential Angelenos.
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 a member of the Leadership Council of U.S.VETS, the nation’s largest veteran services nonprofit, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Marymount School of New York. Kelly also sits on the board of the Central Park Conservancy and is a member of the Economic Club of New York.