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Kara Mann is a Business Banking Relationship Manager at Bank of America with 12 years of banking experience where she works to develop and enhance existing relationships with the bank as well as identify new growth opportunities.   Kara is an enthusiastic, self-motivated, reliable, hardworking person.  She works both in team environments as well as using her own initiative.  Kara's goal is to help her clients identify their financial goals by using the word 'SMART': (Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely) to help create and pursue actionable and realistic goals.  We want to be Specific about what the end goal is, how will we measure the goal, is it reachable/attainable, is it relevant to the success or future of the business, and can we accomplish it in a timely manner?

Kara is a member of Bank of America's Emerging Leadership team and continues to grow her network in the Buffalo Market.  Kara is also a member and pillar of LEAD for Women in Western NY. Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development (LEAD) for Women connects, develops and elevates women so they can excel within our company and in the communities we serve. 

Kara was born and raised in Eden, NY, home of the Eden Corn Festival.  She currently lives and resides in Hamburg, NY with her husband and soon to be son, along with her two golden retrievers, Benny and Dexter.  Kara earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Buffalo State University and began her banking career shortly after graduating.  


    • General industries
    • Government Contractors
    • Manufacturing
    • Professional Services

    • Emerging Leadership Team with Bank of America
    • Community Volunteer for Roswell Cancer Institute
    • LEAD for Women

Meet the Team

With access to the global resources of Bank of America, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Lauren Lima

Assistant Vice President

Sales Support Associate

Cindi Seaman


Treasury Sales Officer

Daniel Yackman

Commercial Credit Specialist

Brandon Perry

Assistant Vice President

Lending Officer

Bank of America Business Banking

As you work to take your business to the next level in an environment where business and technology sophistication are critical to having a competitive edge, you need a local banking partner who has your long-term interests at heart.

Bank of America is that local advocate. We work closely with you to understand your business goals. We then draw on our Bank wide resources, technology and experience to generate ideas and solutions that will propel your business further.

With Bank of America Business Banking by your side, you can be assured your business has the power to grow and thrive.

You can benefit from:

Local Relationship Managers who are your advocates and bring the Bank’s resources to you as a seamlessly integrated, dedicated team

Comprehensive commercial banking platform with full range of products and technology, backed by Bank of America’s strength and stability

Access to bank-wide services beyond business banking, to manage both your business and personal wealth

Let's have a conversation.

There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Bank of America relationship manager who is committed to your needs. Request an appointment today.