William (Bill) Koehler

As Chief Executive Officer of Team NEO, Bill Koehler is focused on seeing the Northeast Ohio Region grow and thrive with the support of a strong, aligned economic development community. Bill applies more than seven years of experience in regional economic development and twenty-five years of experience in financial services as he collaborates with partners to attract new business and accelerate the impact of innovation in the region.

Under Bill’s leadership, Team NEO is enhancing Northeast Ohio’s economic vibrancy and working to ensure equal access to prosperity through four strategies focused on supply chain resilience, talent development, site preparedness, and promotion of the region.

Prior to joining Team NEO, Bill served as President of Key Community Bank, where he led 9,000 employees across 14 states. During his banking career, Bill worked with private and public middle market companies. Bill earned a Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Columbia University’s Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University.

Bill presently serves on the board of two companies in the financial services industry. He also serves on a number of education-related, non-profit boards and committees throughout Northeast Ohio, including Col­lege Now of Greater Cleveland, Friends of Breakthrough Charter Schools, Urban Community School; and is the former Board Chair of St. Ignatius High School.

In recognition for his work to build a more vibrant economy, Bill was an honoree of the 2019 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Awards, presented by Smart Businesses. He has also been named to Crain’s Power 150 list, recognizing the most influential leaders who are in a position to move the Northeast Ohio Region forward.