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Kara Harris

Assistant Vice President Business Banking

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 of Northern Nevada and Girls On The Run - Sierras. She is a member of the Young Leaders Committee of the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Nevada 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, helps business clients realize their ambitions. Founded in 1999, First Independent Bank offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With six offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Northern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, manufacturing, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, with more than $50 billion in assets. Western Alliance is again #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2020 and ranks high on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list year after year.

First Independent Bank's Kietzke branch