PYP Talks w/PNC Executive Vice President Karen Larrimer – Head of Retail Banking & Chief Customer Officer

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown - 600 Commonwealth Place Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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We’ve seen the name over the ballpark on the North Shore, walked past the state-of-the art new headquarters downtown, or have frequented one of the many branches that always seems to be a stone’s throw away from anywhere you are in the region. It’s hard not to notice PNC Bank’s presence in Pittsburgh.

Being one of the largest banks in the United States with millions of customers, PNC Bank is a stalwart in the financial services space – but it is just as susceptible to the dynamic new changes taking over the banking industry. From a changing regulatory environment, new innovative competitors, to delivering the best experience possible for its customers – PNC is constantly tackling with these strategic issues on a daily basis. Nowhere else is this more prevalent than in Retail Banking. So who better to discuss these topics than the woman responsible for PNC’s present success in Retail Banking and its future path?

In this PYP Talk, PYP is excited to have one of PNC’s top executives, the Head of Retail Banking and Chief Customer Officer, Karen Larrimer share her thoughts on these strategic questions, her path to leadership, PNC’s role in the community overall and more. Recognized as one of the most powerful women in Banking by American Banker for the past three years – Karen has held various leadership positions throughout her career collecting multiple accolades while being an active member in the community as well (full bio below).

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from one of the most influential minds in finance and learn about a dynamic industry that has a significant role in the Pittsburgh economy.

Light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided.

Karen Larrimer Full Bio:

Karen L. Larrimer is executive vice president, head of Retail Banking and chief customer officer of The PNC Financial Services Group. In this role, she is responsible for leading PNC's consumer businesses, business banking, brokerage, all distribution channels, digital, enterprise customer advocacy and marketing.

Larrimer assumed the leadership of Retail Banking in July 2016. She was named chief customer officer in March 2014 and has held a number of executive positions at PNC, including chief marketing officer and executive vice president for business banking, where she directed strategic planning, marketing, and product management and development. She served in leadership roles with treasury management and the small business sales teams across PNC’s regions. Prior to joining PNC, Larrimer served as a sales executive for Ernst & Young and held management positions at Mellon Bank.

Larrimer serves on the board of directors for The PNC Foundation. She is chairman of the board for the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and a board and executive committee member of the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. In addition, she serves on the board of trustees for Robert Morris University (RMU) and volunteers on the Board of Visitors for the RMU Women’s Leadership and Mentorship Program. Larrimer is also an emeritus board member for Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Larrimer has been recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker magazine (2017, 2016, 2015); was selected to receive a Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award by the National Diversity Council’s Pennsylvania Awards Committee (2014) and was a finalist for the 2014 Athena Award. She received the Girl Scouts of America Award of Distinction in Business (2013) and was named a Working Mother magazine “Mother of the Year” (2010), “Women Worth Watching” by Diversity Journal magazine (2009), and one of the Best 50 Women in Business in Pennsylvania (2003).

Larrimer graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in business management and a concentration in marketing from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, and completed the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Executive Education Leadership Program.

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Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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