Vice President, Head of Media Relations, BMO Harris Bank NA
Jim Kappel is Vice President, Head of Media Relations for BMO Harris Bank. He is responsible for all public relation activities for Personal & Commercial Banking and Wealth Management Services in the U.S. He is also responsible for ensuring alignment of all media initiatives and for driving key reputation initiatives.
He was previously Vice President, Corporate Communications for Harris where his responsibilities included managing internal and external communication initiatives.
Prior to joining Harris in 2009, Kappel was Staff Vice President, Corporate Communications for WellPoint, Inc. where he was responsible for managing media relations, internal communications, executive communications, and reputation management for each of the company's state health plans.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University and a master's degree in Business Administration from Butler University.