Kim Allman

Kim Allman

Director, Community Development Banking


Capital One

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Practiced law at a large corporate law firm.
Decided that practicing law was a bad fit for me and wanted to help people manage their money.
Developed expertise in money management and financial planning.
Provided financial counseling and coaching to individuals.
Managed financial counseling programs.
Took on a grant making role to help support non-profits.
Started using strategy and design to help non-profits better serve their clients.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Psychology, General
Duke University
graduate
Graduate
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
Cornell University
Career

Career

Director, Community Development Banking

Work strategically with non-profits to provide asset-building resources to vulnerable populations.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Design
Design
Building Things
Building Things

Day to Day

On a great day, I am taking time to think about how to create programs and tools to help non-profits assist people with credit building and asset building. I am thinking creatively about common problems, what resources can be used to address the problems and how we can work with organizations to implement those ideas to help change behavior. Ideally, I am coming together with other members of my team or associates from other parts of Capital One to discuss these ideas as a group.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

For my work, communication skills are very important. Managing relationships with non-profits and working with them on programming requires an ability to convey ideas in a clear manner. It also requires great listening skills. You have to understand where people are coming from in order to help create programs that are a good fit. It also requires knowledge about non-profits, behavior change and program implementation.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Learn as much as you can about non-profits, money management and credit building. Understand how to implement and evaluate programs.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
graduate
Graduate
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Are you sure you want to leave the legal field after all the time and energy you put into that education?"

You have to know what's right for you. What other people think you should be doing isn't important if you know that you should be doing something else. Also, don't continue to sink more time and energy into something just because you've already made an investment. Don't let what you're currently doing be the reason for not doing something that's a better fit.