Portrait of Karen A. Clark, a middle-aged Black woman

Karen A. Clark

Multicultural Strategy Manager, City National Bank


Karen A. Clark is an award-winning leader currently serving as the multicultural strategy manager at City National Bank. At City National, she develops marketing and advertising strategies to serve clients from diverse communities while also building partnerships that are beneficial to multicultural business development. Under Karen’s leadership, City National ranked among Forbes’ “Best Employers for Diversity” from 2018 to 2020. Prior to joining City National, Karen worked with U.S. Bank, where she started its multicultural marketing department. Active in the community, Karen also serves on five nonprofit boards in addition to coaching and speaking on financial fitness, personal branding, and inclusive allyship and leadership.

Active in the community, Ms. Clark serves on five nonprofit boards in addition to coaching and speaking on personal branding, inclusive allyship and leadership, and financial fitness. She is an actor, singer, songwriter, and producer. Her sophomore album, the Karen A. Clark Project, is available on iTunes and other digital outlets.

Karen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from California State University and attended marketing programs at Columbia Business School and Harvard Business School.


"I have experience with the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in healthcare. I want to positively impact the health disparity in our community."