June 21, 2016: Kim Vu, Senior Vice President, Seattle Market Manager, Bank of America: Bank of America’s Community Engagement Initiatives

by Gary Fast on June 21, 2016

As Market Manager for the Seattle/Puget Sound region, Kim is responsible for the Bank’s investment and engagement in the community. She is one of twelve women leaders selected to participate in the Bank’s multicultural women’s leadership program aimed at investing in the advancement of high potential women leaders of color.

Prior to her arrival at B of A, Kim was in a dual role as Vice President of Community Investment and Social Impact at the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) and Executive Director of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. Preceding the NWCUA, Kim led Tech CU’s private banking team in the Silicon Valley. Her success in building the private banking division led her to Vice President of Social Impact, Innovation and Community Relationships, where she developed Tech CU’s comprehensive corporate social responsibility strategy, targeted on enterprise-wide community and business integration.

Kim has worked with community organizations and social venture startups for over 20 years. She serves on the national Juma Ventures board, while also serving as the chair of their local Seattle advisory board. She proudly leads The Respect Institute as national founding board chair and is a member of the co-founding team which has been acknowledged for their work by the Clinton Global Initiative, Ashoka Changemakers, and the Packard Foundation. She also co-founded the Corporate Purpose Roundtable, a community of professionals leading CSR for major companies located throughout the Puget Sound. In addition, as co-founder of the Seattle Fintech Meetup, Kim organizes gatherings for entrepreneurs, developers, and fintech enthusiasts to connect and explore innovations in banking and finance created by emerging technology disruptors.

Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from San Jose State University and master’s degree in leadership from Saint Mary’s College of California. She also received a certification in Strategic Philanthropy and Foundation Management from Cannon Financial Institute. Kim has been recognized as a 100 Women of Influence, 40 Under 40, and Women of Distinction in Banking & Finance by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for her contributions to community and promoting diversity in business.

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