Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
EVP-Director of Education
Jodi Swilley is EVP-Director of Education at KPN Consulting. Jodi is a results-oriented leader with over 35 years experience in education and professional development in the community banking industry. As EVP, she is directly responsible for client acquisition, event planning, and speaker management. Prior to joining KPN, Jodi served as Director of Education and Professional Development at the Community Bankers Association of Georgia since 2002, where she was able to showcase her expertise in course design for schools, conferences, seminars & forums and her extensive national & local speaker and banker database. Prior to that, Jodi spent 19 years in various executive positions specializing in training programs and formats designed for the majority of positions in a bank......from the frontline to the board room.
Karl Nelson is the Founder and CEO of KPN Consulting. His career has included senior positions with Silverton Bank, IDC Deposits, and Promontory Interfinancial Network. In addition, Karl served as a SVP with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta from 1991 through 2002 where he managed the sales and marketing, strategic planning, and trade association/regulatory outreach efforts and served on the bank’s ALCO. Prior to joining the Home Loan Bank, he was involved for eighteen years with various regional banks. Karl serves on the faculties of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin and Boulder, Colorado, the Graduate School of Bank Investments & Financial Management in Columbia, South Carolina, the Financial Managers School in Madison, as well as the faculties of the state banking schools in Florida and Tennessee. Karl was an organizing Director and former ALCO Chair for a de novo bank in North Carolina and consults regularly with community bank Boards and Management on business strategies.
Eric Nelson is the President of KPN Consulting. Eric has nearly 20 years experience in the financial services industry. As president of the firm, he is directly responsible for client acquisition, association partnerships, and marketing. Prior to joining KPN Consulting, Eric served as CFO and Managing Partner of Greenbrier Properties, a commercial real estate company that developed, owned, and operated multifamily properties throughout the country, from 2005 - 2009. His career has also included positions at Wachovia Bank, Henssler Financial Group and Ameriprise Financial, and he has held Series 7, Series 66, and Insurance Licenses. Eric received his BA in Finance with a minor in Marketing from the Terry College of Business – University of Georgia.