Karen R. Jenkins is an author, consultant, financial expert and adjunct professor. Her educational and inspirational
messages are traveling the airways as a local financial consultant for NBC affiliate WIS-TV, a contributing writer for magazines
and publications, in addition to making appearances on local radio stations. Karen is the author of Nobody Told
Me! The Path to Financial Empowerment, an inspiring and transformational guide to building a solid and sound financial
She is the Principal of KRJ Consulting, LLC. From financial empowerment consultant
, financial literacy educator, to motivational speaker-Karen is reaching a multitude of people with her down-to-earth, practical
approach to sharing her wisdom and wealth of knowledge.
Karen has employed innovative strategies to serve
communities and individuals who are in distress or that want to improve their financial position. She empowers hundreds
of people with her Financial Empowerment platform through keynotes, seminars, workshops and conferences. Karen's
message has provided a wealth of knowledge that caters to the needs of her diverse clientele that includes: individuals, first-time
homebuyers, youth, schools, colleges, churches, non-profit organizations, media, governmental agencies, corporate and small
Karen comes with life experiences as a professional, a wife of 22 years, a mother of two,
and a community servant. With over 24 years of managerial experience in the banking and finance industry, she also has
the education and training necessary to impart information to the public and countless people who depend on her expertise.
She holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Business Administration
from Webster University. She also holds the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) and Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) designations
from the National Mortgage Banker's Association and is a Certified Housing Counselor.
A woman who knows how
to connect with people from all walks of life and genuinely understands the dynamics of building relationships, Karen's
non-judgmental attitude allows her to empower countless individuals.