Ackerley Group, Seattle, a media and entertainment company, has elected a former CEO of KeyCorp's Washington operations and its mail-order bank as a director.

Deborah L. Bevier had worked with Ackerley on the development of KeyArena, the Seattle stadium.

Before leading the old KeyBank of Washington, of which she was also president, Ms. Bevier was CEO of KeyBank USA, which sells money-market instruments, certificates of deposit, and IRAs by mail. She is currently the president and chief executive officer of Laird Norton Trust.

On the Ackerley board she succeeded Richard Cooley, former chairman and CEO of Seattle-First National Bank.

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