Kim Shappee is a financial advisor for RBC Wealth Management and knows that regardless of whether you are in Sellenbosch, South Africa, or Missoula, Montana, access to capital and financial counsel creates jobs, grows the economy, and creates a better life for all. Kim co-founded Bank of Montana, a private business bank based in Missoula where she served as Senior Credit Officer and Senior Vice President. She is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School and Babson College Entrepreneurship Graduate. Prior to her work at Bank of Montana, she served as an Assistant Vice President at Montana Business Capital Corporation. Earlier, she worked in South Africa teaching entrepreneurial empowerment and microlending.
After the 2008 financial crisis, Kim decided to start offering a free women-specific financial management seminar. She grew these courses into a year-round offering in Missoula and currently works with the Women’s Institute for Secure Retirement (WISER) to offer these courses statewide. Kim is also a board member for SpectrUM, the University of Montana’s children’s science museum.