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Kathy is an empathetic leader with a passion for helping mid-sized companies across the Central Valley effectively operate in a competitive marketplace. In her role as a Commercial Associate for Bank of America’s Business Banking team, Kathy understands the importance of putting the client’s needs first through tailored solutions that drive growth and efficiency. Kathy leads a team of specialists dedicated to helping businesses thrive by collectively providing access to Bank of Americas award winning solutions and capabilities.

Kathy has a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Business and completed her Master's Degree of Business Administration in 2020 from University of Phoenix. Kathy has over 15 years of sales and leadership experience and has been a vital part of the success recognized within the Bakersfield Market and community.

While out of the office Kathy loves to instruct cycle classes, go to the dog park with her pets, and spend quality time with family and friends.


    • General industries

    • Communication Champion, Employee Network, Hispanic / Latino Organization for Leadership & Advancement (HOLA); Communication Champion, Employee Newtork, Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development for Women, LEAD; Community Volunteer for Boys N Girls Club County of Kern, Bakersfield Homeless Shelter, Bakersfield Women's Shelter, CASA of Kern, The Dream Center

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.

Sherry Shanrock

Vice President

Treasury Sales Officer

Shaun Merchant

Vice President

Commercial Credit Specialist

Mark Phillips

Senior 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.