Kim Allman

Kim Allman

Director, Community Development Banking

Capital One


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.


High School
Psychology, General
Duke University
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
Cornell University


Director, Community Development Banking

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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
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:



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?"