Kara Harris is the assistant vice president, business banking at First Independent Bank.

Kara works with new and existing clients to match their needs with a wide range of business banking services that bring new efficiencies and safeguards to business owners.

As a proud, fourth-generation Nevadan with a background in hospitality and business development, Kara understands the needs of Northern Nevada business owners in a variety of essential industries, including manufacturing, mining and logistics.

Kara also believes in supporting her community. She is a board member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Nevada and Nevada Women’s Fund. She is also a board member of the Honorary Sheriff’s Association and was directly involved in expanding robotics and STEM opportunities for students in the Washoe County School District.

About Us

First Independent Bank

First Independent Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 1999, First Independent Bank offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions delivered with outstanding service. With offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon, First Independent Bank is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. As a regional bank with significant national capabilities, First Independent Bank delivers the reach, resources and local market expertise that make a difference for customers.