CBF is proud to celebrate Karen Houtz’s 5th Anniversary! Ms. Houtz is currently a Commercial Relationship Officer at the Lakeland Financial Center. She manages the commercial loan portfolio and is responsible for the origination of all commercial loans in Polk County.
Karen is a seasoned banker, with over 16 years of financial services experience. She is also a third generation Lakeland native. In her free time, Karen enjoys helping rescued animals find adoptive families and serves as a board member of the local SPCA. She is also very active in local organizations, including the Kiwanis Club of Lakeland, Leadership Lakeland Class XXVIII, the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, where she is a Chamber Champion, and she is the Incoming Vice-Chair of EMERGE Lakeland. Karen expressed, “Lakeland is a wonderful place to grow up and call home. There are so many opportunities here and being involved in civic organizations allows me to meet many business owners. My goal is to help them expand and succeed!”