Keith T. Darcy
Biography
Keith T. Darcy is Executive Director of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA). ECOA is the largest association exclusively for ethics and compliance executives with over 1,200 members across six continents. Darcy also serves as Chairman of the ECOA Foundation.

Darcy has combined a 40-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 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. He also serves on the board of advisors of Deepmile Networks, a firm that provides consulting services to the U.S. intelligence community. Previously Darcy served on the board of directors of E*Trade Bank and its affiliates where he chaired the Nominating and Governance Committee, and served on the Audit Committee. He also served on the board of directors of New York National Bank, where he served on the Compliance Committee, which merged in 2006 with Hudson Valley National Bank.

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 at 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 (now AON), and served as CEO of a related derivatives trading company.

Since 1994 Darcy has been teaching Ethics and Leadership in the Executive Programs at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is an Executive Fellow of the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C., and an Executive Fellow (Emeritus) of the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Darcy is on the board of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, South Bend, IN. In March 2011 was named the first Provident Bank Charitable Foundation Chair of Corporate Responsibility at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY. He is a member of the Global Anti-Corruption Council of the World Economic Forum headquartered in Davos, Switzerland, and serves on the Steering Committee of The Chair of Excellency in Law and Business Ethics at the Université Cergy School of Law in Cergy du Pontois, France. Darcy is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Catholic University of Koreal, Seoul, Korea. He previously served as Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor of Business at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

In 2005, Darcy was appointed to the blue ribbon Committee on Food Marketing and the Diets of Children and Youth sponsored by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science. The findings were presented to congress and have resulted in a wide range of private and public sector initiatives to address the crisis of childhood obesity.

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. In addition, in 2009 he received a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Manhattanville College.

Mr. Darcy has contributed his expertise to numerous books including Creativity and Innovation (Peter F. Drucker Society of Korea), Food Marketing for Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity (Institute of Medicine of the National Academies), 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) and Merchants of Vision (Berret Koehler Publishers) 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.

 

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