Joining KeyBank in 2013, Dower was named Market President in 2023 and is responsible for leading the bank’s activities and resources, its 200 employees and representing Key in the community. He also serves as Head of Commercial Banking. In 2022, he was promoted to Sr. Vice President, Commercial Banking and was the youngest of 25 peers across the country.
During the COVID pandemic he originated over $40 million in fully forgivable PPP loans for his clients. He received the KeyBank “Star Performer” recognition for seven consecutive years from 2015-2021. A native of Bellevue, he began his career in his family’s building materials industry. He joined Huntington Bank in Toledo in 2012 and in under two years was managing an $80 million loan portfolio.
In the community, he serves as a board member of Imagination Station, board vice president and treasurer for Leadership Toledo and board member and coach for The Miracle League of Northwest Ohio. He co-led a capital campaign for the Miracle League that raised nearly $300,000 for improvements at their accessible baseball complex in Northwood. He is a Hall of Fame campaign manager for United Way of Greater Toledo.
Dower is a 2007 graduate of Tiffin University where he was a NAIA Academic All-American and All-American Mideast Conference baseball player. He earned an MBA at the University of Toledo in 2012.