September 2015 YP of the Month: Karri Klemm
Where do you work, what is your current position and what do you like most about it?
I am the Marketing Coordinator for National Exchange Bank & Trust. My job is great because it offers me new opportunities to be involved in our community, it is a creative outlet for me and I work with an amazing group of people.
What has YPF done for your personal and/or professional development?
Being a member of YPF has given me opportunities to meet new people, volunteer in our community and continue to learn and grow as a young professional in the Fond du Lac area.
Who or what is your source of professional inspiration?
I have been blessed with a number of great professional inspirations. My parents laid a great foundation for work ethic and integrity. I have two great mentors from previous positions I held in Phoenix, Arizona; both demonstrated different ways to succeed professionally and personally. Nicole Wiese, VP of Marketing for National Exchange Bank & Trust, is an inspiration to me on a daily basis. She sets high standards and demonstrates qualities I admire.
What are some of the professional and volunteer groups you participate in?
I am a member of the Leadership Fond du Lac Alumni board, I am a volunteer member of the Fond du Lac County Money Smart Week Committee and I volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club.
What is your favorite thing to do in the Fond du Lac area?
I love seeing live music on the weekends and playing volleyball at The Press Box.
Where do you see the Fond du Lac area in 5 years?
I see a lot of people in our community trying to make a difference and lay a foundation for our future success. With that in mind, I think we will see a number of opportunities opening up in the next 5 – 10 years.
What words of wisdom do you have for other young professionals working in Fond du Lac?
Life is what you make it.
Karri Klemm represents National Exchange Bank & Trust