Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> October 21, 2002

Charles Koch – Charter One Financial Inc (cf)

CHARLES JOHN KOCH is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter One Financial, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Charter One Bank, N.A. He has been a member of the bank's Board of Directors since 1973 and joined the management team in 1976 as Vice President and Secretary. He was elected President and Chief Operating Officer in 1980, President and Chief Executive Officer in 1988 and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer in 1995. In the banking industry, he is currently on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. He is a past Chairman of the Ohio League of Financial Institutions and a past President of the Thrift Institutions Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Board. Additional past service includes past Chairman of the National Council of Savings Institutions, now known as America's Community Bankers. Active in community work, Mr. Koch is Chairman of the Board of John Carroll University and serves as Trustee for Case Western Reserve University. He is currently co-Chairman of the Mayor of Cleveland's Lakefront Advisory Committee, trustee of Cleveland Tomorrow and Trustee and Treasurer of the Cleveland Roundtable. He graduated from Lehigh University with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering and earned a Master's Degree at Loyola College, Baltimore. Prior to joining the bank, he had various sales executive and management positions with Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Carborundum Corporation. Profile
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Mr. Koch: Charter One is now the 22nd largest bank in