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Margot James Copeland

Member, AARP Board of Directors


Margot James Copeland’s experience spans board and operational leadership. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Clinic as Vice Chair of Government & Community Relations, The Cleveland Orchestra, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Say Yes to Education, and recently concluded nine years at Kent State University as Board Secretary, Chair of Nominating and Governance, and Chair of Academic Excellence and Student Success.  Margot recently retired as Chair & CEO of the nationally recognized KeyBank Foundation.  Previously she was the Chief Diversity Officer of KeyBank garnering many national and regional awards.  Prior to KeyBank, she served Northeast Ohio as Executive Leader of The Greater Cleveland Roundtable and Leadership Cleveland.  She has also served as National President of The Links, an organization of African American women devoted to strengthening African American communities through education, advocacy, and volunteering.