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Executive Vice President and Director of Relationship Management
B.A. Politics and Government, French, Ohio Wesleyan University
Mrs. Karnavas is Executive Vice President and Director of Relationship Management and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. She is an active member of the committees that determine the firm’s investment policy, strategy and security selection.
As a trusted advisor and portfolio manager for her clients, Mrs. Karnavas helps families to identify their investment, financial and charitable goals – often working with multiple generations. She is skilled at implementing wealth management strategies to ensure the fulfillment of her clients’ goals. She enjoys educating “the next generation” and those new to a wealth management dialogue, to help them gain an understanding of financial terms, strategies and opportunities.
Prior to joining Pennsylvania Trust, Mrs. Karnavas was Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Glenmede Trust Company for almost 19 years, where she served as lead Relationship Manager for several of Glenmede’s complex family and foundation relationships.
Mrs. Karnavas began her investment career at Northern Trust where she served as Senior Portfolio Manager in Northern’s investment counseling unit for almost eight years. At Northern, she served on the stock selection, investment policy and fixed income committees.
Mrs. Karnavas is active in her support of local Philadelphia organizations. She is a board member, Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and Treasurer for the Greater Philadelphia ALS Chapter. She also serves on the Investment Committee for St. David’s Episcopal church. Mrs. Karnavas is a past board member and former Chair of the Investment Committee for The Acorn Club. In addition to these endeavors, she is actively involved in her sons’ schools.