Karen A. Clark
to Speak at the 2019
Karen A. Clark, Multicultural Strategies Manager at City National Bank, creates marketing and advertising strategies to win diverse clients; and internally, she manages diversity & inclusion. Preceding City National, she spent 3 years building U.S. Bank’s multicultural marketing department, after managing their CRA for S. CA.
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She is an actor, singer, songwriter, & producer. Her sophomore album, the Karen A. Clark Project, is available on iTunes and all digital outlets. The 3rd album and book are due 2019. Her musical revue, “Love Stories – Tales of An African Queen”, utilizes a storytelling backdrop and relatable themes. She debuted the show to a sold out house in July 2018 and will be touring throughout 2019. Her 1 woman theatrical show “The Women” has been produced numerous times locally and out of state.
She served as development director for non-profit Operation HOPE 5 years; raising $4-6mm a year, on a combined restricted unrestricted basis. She helped to fund and open 11 offices nationally.
Prior to HOPE – several roles at BofA, from comm’l r.e. construction financing, to corporate diversity. In that role, for 4 years, she interfaced with and trained managers how to increase bottom line productivity by managing inclusion.
Karen serves non-profit boards – Educating Young Minds; Duke Media (financial ed. Director); PCR sbdc; Streetlights; LA Women’s Theatre Fest. She speaks frequently and coaches on personal branding, inclusive leadership, and multicultural marketing.
She studied digital analytics (Columbia Business School ’19); strategic marketing management (Harvard Business School ‘16); BA in economics (CSUS). She holds numerous awards including Diversity Leadership – Nat’l Diversity Council 2019; Corporate Board Leader – NAWRB 2019; Vanguard award – “LA’s Most Influential African Americans” 2017; Diversity Leadership – CA Diversity Council 2015. She was instrumental to City National to achieve Forbes “Best Employer for Diversity” 2018 & 2019.