Kari Kennedy, an expert in business development, is the Client Experience Manager of Opus Bank in Mount Vernon. Prior to working at Opus Bank, Kari’s career in financial advising and business development was built through management of branches at Columbia Bank, KeyBank and Bank of America.

As a trusted financial advisor in Skagit County for the last 14 years, Kari Kennedy has developed numerous relationships with business owners, community members and associations. As a certified financial instructor, Kari spends time educating Skagit’s youth through Junior Achievement, working with the Skagit Asset Building Coalition’s vision of a financial empowerment center, Washington State’s Bank On-North Sound assisting the under-banked, Skagit Home Trust for affordable home purchases, and SWAN.

Kari obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Finance while working full-time. Kari graduated in 2011 from the University of Phoenix’s online campus. Working full-time, going to college, being a mom and wife is a challenging journey. Kari chose to join SWAN to empower more young women to achieve educational, financial, and professional success.