Vice President of Commercial Lending
Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union
Kara Doyle is the Vice President of Commercial Lending at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union in Lowell, MA. The Credit Union is the third oldest in the country and the second oldest in Massachusetts. They opened in 1912 to provide financial stability to immigrants who came to Lowell from all over the world to work in the textile mills during the Industrial Revolution. The mission is simple: To help members make smart financial choices. To achieve this mission, the Credit Union incorporates the right mix of financial products and services, along with a strong financial education program that offers free workshops and seminars so members can put their financial plans into action. Additionally, the Credit Union employees also spend countless hours assisting those who are less fortunate by gathering donations, serving food at local shelters, repairing homes and participating in walks and events benefiting numerous worthwhile causes.
Kara holds a business degree from San Jose State University and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. After beginning her career at a large, national bank in California, she and her husband relocated to Massachusetts where she discovered that social responsibility is an integral part of personal and professional success. She uses her financial background to not only improve the financial lives of entrepreneurs throughout the Merrimack Valley but also to have a positive impact on the many boards and committees she serves on including Girls, Inc., the Salvation Army, the Lawrence Partnership, Mill Cities Community Investments, Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Lowell Community Health Center and the Lowell Development and Financial Corporation. Kara resides in Pepperell, MA with her husband Al and her 13 year old daughter Riley.