Hamden resident recognized by NAACP as Inflential Black

LaKisha Jordan

KeyBank announced that LaKisha Jordan, Corporate Responsibility Officer for its Connecticut and Western Massachusetts markets, has been named as one of the “100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut” for 2018 by the State Conference of NAACP Branches. The designation is presented to black men and women in Connecticut from a range of industries who are making a difference in local communities.

Mrs. Jordan, a Hamden resident, was recognized alongside other honorees in the state at an awards reception held on September 22nd at the Foxwoods Tower Premier Ballroom. The reception included a VIP awards ceremony and a special concert performance by Bell, Biv, Devoe & Bobby Brown.

“I am honored to be selected by the NAACP for this award, and to be involved in KeyBank’s community initiatives,” said Ms. Jordan. “I am proud of the results we have achieved to date, and look forward to continuing these efforts alongside our dedicated team leaders, volunteers and mentors.”

“LaKisha has been an extraordinary addition to our team and this is a well-deserved recognition of her dedication to both our clients and the community,” said Jeff L. Hubbard, KeyBank Market President for Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. “We are extremely proud of LaKisha’s accomplishments and her diligent work in tackling the critical issues facing our markets.”

As the Corporate Responsibility Officer for the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts markets, Mrs. Jordan oversees a broad community engagement strategy and leads KeyBank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) in the region. The CRA oversees initiatives to give back and fulfill the needs of impoverished areas. One of these projects led by Ms. Jordan is the Hillhouse High School Mentoring Program, which provides students with leadership training, banking knowledge, and overall preparation to succeed in a professional work environment.