E. J. Burke is a Co-President of Key Community Bank. He is responsible for Key’s Commercial Banking, Residential Mortgage and Private Bank businesses nationally. He is also a member of KeyCorp’s Executive Council and Executive Leadership Team, as well as a trustee of the KeyBank Foundation.
In his 18 years at Key, Burke has served in a range of leadership roles within KeyCorp, including Group Head of KeyBank Real Estate Capital and Key Community Development Lending lines of business. In addition to Real Estate Capital Burke has been responsible for Key’s Treasury Management, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives, Public Sector, and Institutional Asset Services groups.
Prior to joining KeyBank, Burke was president and a founding member of Kansas City-based National Realty Funding, LC – a master, primary and special servicer as well as an originator/seller of commercial mortgage loans for securitization – that was acquired by KeyCorp in 2000. Prior to co-founding National Realty Funding in 1997, Burke was Program Director for Midland Commercial Funding, a division of Midland Loan Services, LP. Midland Commercial Funding was a national commercial mortgage conduit that Burke developed for Midland. Prior to joining Midland in 1993, Burke held various commercial lending positions in Oklahoma City and Kansas City since 1978.
Burke graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree and Oklahoma City University with a Master of Business Administration. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Burke is a former Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Burke also serves as a director of Vocational Guidance Services, the Downtown Cleveland Alliance and trustee of University Circle, Inc., all based in Cleveland, Ohio.