Kim Whittaker, Chief Operations Officer for the Dunn Purdy & Co. and Event Coordinator for the Young Professionals of Vacaville. She began her professional career as a Personal Banker for a large retail banking company in 2006. Quickly learning the ropes, she excelled and gained promotions as an Assistant Branch Manager and Small Business Advocate. Soon she was promoted to Business to Business Outside Sales Consultant, where she educated business owners on Merchant Services and all of the different ways companies accept credit cards, electronic checks, and recurring payments. This was a fast paced and exciting career path which offered many opportunities to build relationships that still hold value today. After working in the financial industry for several years, Kim took a position with Solano County Health and Social Services where she learned how to work with people and government programs. She became certified to discuss and grant many different local and federal programs to help families in need and find resources to help those families get on their feet. She also spent time working with The Vacaville Chamber of Commerce where she was able to work with our local businesses in the community, building relationships, getting to know and working with our City’s leadership, helping put together and run events, and, from there, becoming part of the Board of Directors of The Young Professionals of Vacaville. Working for the County and Vacaville Chamber taught her how much she loved her community and her desire to help kids and teens make the right decisions, find their voices, and develop themselves into successful Young Professionals! Partnering with the The Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club and The Opportunity House Homeless Shelter is such a wonderful way for us to be involved in youth programs and get to know our future leaders!