Karen Goodgame

Vice President, Commercial Lender


Although born in Texas and raised in Bryan-College Station, Karen Goodgame spent much of her early professional career in Juneau, Alaska and in Washington State. With experience in commercial loan processing and in mortgage lending, she says that she found her “true calling” when working as a Small Business Banking Loan Officer at Washington Federal Bank in Seattle. 

Her only problem, she says, was that her heart was still deep in the heart of Texas, especially in Austin where most of her family lives. She decided to take some time away from her work and moved back to Texas to earn an MBA degree from Concordia University. She joined Business Bank in May 2019 to resume her career in commercial banking.

“Karen has brought a refreshing jolt of energy and enthusiasm to the bank”, says CEO Dwayne Kolly. “Customers and prospective customers are really going to enjoy working with her. She is a great communicator and a real problem solver.”