Kari Blankenship

Director, Finance Committee Chair

Kari currently serves as CFO for Bee Line in the Chicagoland area. A Kansas native with roots in the oil business, she spent 10+ years working for Charles and David Koch. Kari moved to Chicago 10 years ago when recruited by Univar, which included a yearlong stint in North Dakota scratch starting infrastructure in the Bakken Shale. Kari holds a B.S. in Accounting from McPherson College and an MBA from Wichita State University. She has always been passionate about giving back to the community serving as a mentor and board member in a host of nonprofits in three, different states. She was previously a mentor volunteer for VOA in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kari resides in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago and has one adult son who lives in the metro area.

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