Karen DeBlieux is Capital One Commercial Banking’s head of U.S. Corporate Banking and market president.
As head of U.S. Corporate Banking, DeBlieux leads a team of relationship bankers covering U.S.-based large cap companies in diversified industries. In her almost 30 years with the firm, DeBlieux has held leadership positions in national accounts, Gulf South banking, financial institutions, and international banking. She has served as a mentor in the Capital One Commercial Banking Development Program and is former head of Capital One New Orleans Women’s Network. She is a member of the Association of Financial Professionals, and a graduate of the Leadership for Extraordinary Performance program and the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute. DeBlieux serves on the Executive Committees of the New Orleans Business Council and GNO, Inc., and numerous non-profit Boards.
DeBlieux is also Capital One’s market president. In this position, she connects Capital One’s resources with community needs and plays a critical role in ensuring that Capital One lives up to the promise of “investing for good.” DeBlieux represents Capital One as a featured speaker for numerous Future Edge and community development banking programs that enhance and expand economic opportunities for families and businesses. Launched by Capital One in 2015, Future Edge is a five-year, $150 million initiative to help American workers obtain skills and resources needed to succeed in the 21st century.
One of DeBlieux’s passions is volunteering time to better the community. Among the many organizations that benefit from her leadership are: YMCA of Greater New Orleans; YMCA of the USA; NORD Foundation; New Orleans City Park; Boys Hope Girls Hope; Police and Justice Foundation; Catholic Charities; Blue Ridge Leaders School; Stuart Hall School; Jesuit High School; and Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Impact 100.
In recognition of her community service, DeBlieux has received numerous awards, including:
- Weiss Award for humanitarian contributions to the furtherance of human dignity
- St. Elizabeth’s Guild Activist award
- Humanitarian of the Year, awarded by the YMCA of Greater New Orleans
- Dr. Paul Grist Award for extraordinary servant leadership by the Blue Ridge Leaders School in Black Mountain, N.C.
- Association of Fundraising Professionals, Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year
- Spirit of Stuart Hall award
- The 20 Years of Service award from the Archbishop’s Community Appeal
- New Orleans Citybusiness “Women of the Year,” “Money Maker,” and “Ones to Watch” honoree
- United Way’s Family Services “Outstanding Persons of the Year” honoree
DeBlieux received her bachelor’s degree in finance from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. DeBlieux and her husband, Dr. Peter DeBlieux, live in New Orleans. They have two sons, Joshua and Zachary.