Kenneth Imwinkelried VP - Sr. Credit Manager, River City Bank
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where do you work?
What do you do for fun? Work: VP & Senior Credit Manager, River City
Bank Fun: Mens sana in corpore sano! Backpacking,
fishing, trail running, weightlifting, skiing, and recently I
have been trying my hand at a little yoga. Basically, anything
that can get me active and out of dodge for a perspiring
What motivated you to join United Way’s Young Leaders
I was motivated to join YLS by my desire to remain engaged and
make a positive impact on my local community, focused equally
on service and philanthropy. The K2C project is near and dear;
with my financial acumen, it is an opportunity to utilize my
specific commercial skills for the betterment of my
What’s the best advice you’ve ever
Don’t mess it up! Kidding aside, my personal philosophy is well
described by a quote from a classic stoic, Epictetus: First,
say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to
What would you say to other young professionals looking
to get involved in the community?
Most simply: do it. It is easy to get caught in the hustle and
bustle of early career. From a personal enrichment/betterment
perspective (as well as ongoing career development), it is
essential to play an active leadership role to serve those
If you could change one thing about our community, what
would it be and why?
Enhanced engagement and pride. I see these things as highly
interconnected. The greater Sacramento area is a wonderful
community, in terms of our abundant natural resources but more
importantly its people. Once we get engaged, this becomes
clearly evident. However, those of us that fail to do so are
too often left missing the picture.
Favorite Book and TV Show:
I don’t watch much TV, and I could never pick a singular book.
Lifelong learning, related to my profession as well as other
fields, keeps life fun. Triggered by a much more intelligent
close friend in the psychology field, my most recent reading
has been in behavioral finance/neuroeconomics. I highly
recommend Thaler, Kahneman, and Ariely.
Little known fact:
Despite my diminutive stature and comprehensive lack of
coordination, I actually started on a national championship
rugby team and was selected to an all-star football team.
Things make more sense once one realizes how many blows I’ve
taken to the head!