J. Kou Vang




J. Kou Vang became President of JB Vang in September of 2002. He brings with a wealth of experience in Finance, Accounting and Investment. Before to joining JB Vang he was Vice President of Commercial Lending and an Investment Advisor for Western Bank in St. Paul, MN. While at the Bank, he managed both a commercial loan portfolio and an investment portfolio. He was heavily involved in commercial real estate lending and development/construction projects. Prior to joining the Bank, Kou was President of an Asian food importer and distributor. He has held a number of other finance/accounting positions with other organizations.

Kou is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a degree in Economics with a focus on financial models. Along with his real estate license, Kou also holds a Series 7 license (Investment) as well as a Life/Health insurance license. Kou has been involved in real estate since 1995.

Kou is very involved in the community where he lives and works. He is or has been a board member of the following organizations:

  • Midway Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairperson
  • MN Hmong Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairperson
  • St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • City of St. Paul STAR Board, Board Memberv
  • St. Paul River Centre Board, Board Member
  • St. Paul YMCA, Board Member
  • CommonBond Communities, Board Member
  • Twin Cities United Way, Board Member