Lecturer II, Business Administration
M.Ed., Cleveland State University

Jeffrey Darner

Jeffrey M. Darner, M.Ed., is an experienced Training and Leadership Development professional with over 25 years experience.  As the former Executive Vice President & Chief Learning Officer for KeyCorp, he worked on matters involving executive and leadership development, succession planning, performance management, 360° feedback systems, emotional intelligence, large-scale system change, employee training and development, team development, and organization design. 

Jeff spent thirteen years in a variety of Human Resources leadership roles at KeyCorp, a fortune 250 financial services company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.  Those positions included Instructional Design Manager, Organization Development Consultant, Organization and Leadership Development Director and Chief Learning Officer.  Prior to KeyCorp, Jeff spent fifteen years with Ameritech (currently SBC) in various management roles including Sales and Customer Service Manager, Systems Analyst, and Training Manager.  Currently, Jeff is providing Training and Leadership Development consulting services to a wide range of businesses across the country. 

Jeff is well known for his innovative yet practical approach to change management, leadership training, and organization development.  He has presented his work on these topics at professional conferences across the country, including those sponsored by Linkage International and the International Society for Performance Improvement.  

Mr. Darner received his Masters Degree in Education with a specialty in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Baldwin Wallace University.