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Bio of Keith T. Darcy

Keith T. Darcy is Executive Director of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), the largest association of ethics and compliance executives worldwide with over 1,300 members across six continents. Darcy also serves as President of the ECOA Foundation.

Darcy has combined a 30-year career in the financial services industry with his profession as an educator and his long-term involvement in business ethics, corporate governance and organizational leadership. Darcy currently serves on the board of directors of E*Trade Bank, E*Trade Savings Bank, and ETB Holdings, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. At E*Trade, Darcy Chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee, and serves on the Audit Committee. Darcy also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Better Business Bureau Foundation, which supports the Better Business Bureau of New York, where he chairs the Audit Committee.

Prior to its merger in 2002, Darcy served as Executive Vice President and a member of the Office of the President of IBJ Whitehall Bank & Trust Company (IBJW), NYC. In the early-1990's, Darcy helped Prudential Securities Inc. establish the first Ethics Office among Wall Street firms in conformance with standards promulgated by the U.S. Sentencing Commission. For fifteen years he was a senior executive Marine Midland Bank, N.A. (now HSBC) where he headed both consumer banking and corporate finance groups and was a key advisor to the President of Marine Midland Bank, NY. Darcy also served as Chief Executive Officer of IGM, an insurance company jointly owned by General Reinsurance Corporation and Frank B. Hall & Company, and served as CEO of a related derivatives trading company.

Darcy teaches Ethics and Leadership in the Executive Programs at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Darcy is a Teaching Fellow at the R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland and Executive-in-Residence at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. Darcy also is an Executive Fellow of the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C., and an Executive Fellow of the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College in Waltham, MA. He previously served as Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor of Business at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

Darcy holds a B.S. degree from Fordham University's College of Business, an M.B.A from the Hagan Graduate School of Business at Iona College, and has done additional post-graduate study at New York Theological Seminary.

Mr. Darcy has contributed his expertise to numerous books including The Change Management Handbook (Irwin Press), A Companion to Business Ethics (Blackwell Publishers, Oxford) and Restoring Trust: HR's Role in Corporate Governance (HR Society Publishing). He is featured in Survival Skills for the Financial Services Industry (John Wiley & Sons), Winning the People Wars (Financial Times-Prentice Hall), The Ethical Edge (Mastermedia Publishers), The Portable Executive (Simon and Schuster), Merchants of Vision (Berret Koehler Publishers), and Career Crossroads (Workworld Press) and is widely published, quoted and referenced in newspapers and magazines. Over the years, he has been a keynote speaker and panelist in hundreds of venues. His biography is included in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Finance and Who's Who in American Education among others.

Contact Information:

Keith T. Darcy
27 Horseshoe Hill West
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
(914) 764-5600
[email protected]