Elizabeth Karlson

EVP & Regional Executive, Corporate Bank

The PNC Financial Services Group



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Elizabeth (Beth) Karlson is executive vice president and head of Corporate and Commercial Banking for PNC Bank in Chicago. She is responsible for implementing strategies to grow and expand customer relationships in commercial, middle market and large corporate banking. In addition, she is responsible for the ESOP Solutions Team and the McDonalds National Franchise Lender Program at PNC.

Beth, who joined PNC in September 20123, has more than 25 years of banking experience. She held senior leadership positions in the commercial bank at JP Morgan Chase in both middle market banking and capital markets. Beth served as senior relationship executive in JP Morgan Chase’s Midwest Middle Market, based in Chicago.

Previously, she served as managing director and head of Chase Private Placement, a broker/dealer and branch of JPMorgan Securities, LLC where she worked closely with the ESOP advisory group. In addition, Beth was senior vice president and group manager in Chase Commercial Bank with responsibility for a diverse client base.

Active in the Chicago community, Beth serves on the board of the Lincoln Park Zoological Society. She is a member of The Chicago Network, the Chicago Finance Exchange, the National Center for Employee Ownership and the board of trustees for the Ravinia Festival.

Beth earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana and holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 79, and 24.

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