Get to Know Your Board

Get to Know Your Board Members: Kari Golden, Director of Finance

kari golden

kari goldenWho is your employer and what do you do? My employer is JPMorgan CHASE Bank. As a Business Relationship Manager at CHASE I work hand in hand with our business clients in all aspects of their banking relationship. A good part of what I do is focused on Commercial Lending including equipment, working capital, and Commercial Real Estate.

What is your commercial real estate background? How long have you been in commercial real estate? How did you get started in the industry? I started in banking in 1992 and have been working in Commercial Real Estate Lending since 2011.

Why did you join CREW? How long have you been a member? I have been a member just over a year. I heard about CREW from other business partners and decided to check it out. I attended a few lunches and was so impressed by group. They were professional, friendly, and I felt welcome. I felt it was a good fit for what I do and a great way to make valuable connections in the Commercial Real Estate industry.

What is your position on the board of directors? How long have you been on the board? I am the Director or Finance/Treasurer. I just joined the board in January of 2018.

Why did you join the board of Directors? I wanted to get involved. I felt the best way to take advantage of all CREW has to offer was to get involved early and participate. After getting the know the leadership team I was so excited to be asked to be part of such a dynamic board.

What do you bring to the board and the organization? I have over 20 years in banking and leadership roles during my career. I have held similar positions in other organizations and feel I can carry the experience to add value to the current board to grow our organization to the next level.

How has business networking with CREW helped you? I have already made valuable connections within CREW, when I joined I got involved. I have also learned from so many of the professionals in our organization. We have such a great mix of professionals from the industry and it helps as you build your internal network and to be able to help others.

How long have you resided in Las Vegas? If not a native, where are you from originally? TRUE Native born and raised in Las Vegas.

What do you do for relaxation and fun? I love to bake, listen to music and spend time with my family and friends.

Anything else about yourself you would like to add? I am a work in progress and will always continue to take steps to improve myself.