Key Equipment Finance, a division of KeyBank, promoted Kathy Havlik, CLFP, to senior vice president and regional sales director for its central and east region, which covers 26 states stretching south and east from Illinois. In her new role, Havlik will lead the region’s equipment finance team with a focus on identifying, developing and nurturing middle-market and business banking client relationships. She will report to Peter Bullen, group head of Key Equipment Finance.
“Kathy knows this business and she excels at helping to structure solutions that fit our clients’ individual needs, Bullen said. “She manages client growth and team member development in a similar fashion; she genuinely cares about individual success and helps others evaluate their options and choose the best path to meet their objectives. I look forward to the growth Key will achieve based on Kathy’s leadership skills and strategic vision.”
Havlik joined Key in 2008 and most recently served as senior vice president and district manager for the bank channel group. She is an alumni of the Key Equipment Finance Sales Accelerated Career Track (ACT) rotational training program and has been recognized with multiple honors at Key, including being named to the Million Dollar Club and receiving the Golden Key Award, President’s Award and Pinnacle Club Award.
Havlik earned a Certified Lease & Finance Professional designation in 2021. Havlik currently serves on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Emerging Talent Advisory Council and will serve on the ELFA’s Women’s Council beginning in February.
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