Marine Mover – KeyBank appoints Ward to senior management team

CLEVELAND – Key Recreation Lending, the marine and RV lending division of KeyBank USA, has appointed Scott Ward to the new position of senior vice president, where he will be responsible for manufacturer banking services and strategic business development, the company said in a statement today.

Ward will report to Key Recreation Lending CEO and KeyCorp executive vice president Kenneth R. Landon, according to KeyBank.

“Scott’s in-depth understanding of the marine industry, his worldwide network of industry leaders, and his past experience with Key make him the ideal candidate for this newly created position,” said Landon. “He has a proven track record of more than 15 years of successful sales, marketing and management experience in the marine business. I am confident in his abilities to help us take Key Recreation Lending to the next level of success.”

KeyBank said Ward’s appointment is an important step in the development of its manufacturer program, which allows Key to offer the complete range of banking services needed by marine manufacturer clients – everything from credit facilities to 401k plans to deposit plans and international letters of credit.

Ward assumes responsibilities for building alliances with other industry vendors, managing the consumer and business-to-business e-commerce programs with product manufacturers, dealers, brokers and suppliers, the company said.

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