Tom Stevens retired in 2013 and relocated with his wife Chris from Cleveland, Ohio to Manchester. Prior to retirement, Tom served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Administrative Officer of KeyCorp, the parent bank holding company of KeyBank, from 2001 to 2013. Before joining KeyCorp as General Counsel in 1996, he was the Managing Partner of Thompson Hine, a large (450 lawyer), national law firm headquartered in Cleveland. Tom joined Thompson Hine in 1974 following his graduation from Duke Law School. Tom was active in community and civic affairs in Cleveland, including being Chairman of the Board of Playhouse Square Foundation (the performing arts center of Cleveland), Chairman of the Board of the Greater Cleveland Roundtable (focused on improving diversity and race relations in Cleveland), Chairman of the Board of the Cleveland Leadership Center (which included Leadership Cleveland). Since moving to Manchester, Tom joined the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Institute of Art and served as Chairman of the Board from 2017 to 2018. Tom oversaw the successful affiliation of the New Hampshire Institute of Art with New England College at the end of 2018 and joined New England College’s Board of Trustees in 2019. Shortly after moving to Manchester, Tom became a CASA advocate and has been a supporter of the organization.
Tom and his wife Chris are both originally from Skaneateles, New York (in the Finger Lakes region). They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Their oldest daughter, Erin Kerwin, and her family live in Manchester. Their other children and grandchildren live in Atlanta, Ga.