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Wells Fargo Names Darlene Goins Head of Philanthropy and Community Impact, President of Wells Fargo Foundation

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) today announced that Darlene Goins is named head of Philanthropy and Community Impact and president of the Wells Fargo Foundation. She will be responsible for the company’s philanthropic strategy in housing access and affordability, financial health, small business growth and sustainability, reporting to vice chairman of Public Affairs Bill Daley.

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Wells Fargo names Darlene Goins new head of Philanthropy and Community Impact and president of the Wells Fargo Foundation. (Photo: Wells Fargo)

Wells Fargo names Darlene Goins new head of Philanthropy and Community Impact and president of the Wells Fargo Foundation. (Photo: Wells Fargo)

Previously, Goins served as head of Diverse Customer Segments within Wells Fargo’s Consumer, Small & Business Banking, leveraging customer feedback, analytics, and insights to meet the needs of diverse customers. Goins also led the company’s Banking Inclusion Initiative, a 10-year commitment to accelerate access to affordable mainstream accounts and help unbanked individuals have easier access to low-cost banking and financial education. In an earlier role, Goins served as head of Financial Health Philanthropy for the Wells Fargo Foundation, responsible for helping underserved communities by reducing debt, driving savings and advancing wealth-building. She also spent several years in leadership roles at FICO, a leading data and analytics company.

“Darlene brings a deep understanding of consumers and communities to this leadership position, which will help us take our philanthropic investments to the next level,” said Daley. “With her banking expertise and track record in creating community impact, we aim to open pathways to economic advancement and strengthen historically marginalized communities.”

Goins is based in San Francisco and currently serves on the boards of national nonprofits Prosperity Now and the Bank Administration Institute (BAI) and serves on the Marin County Priority Setting Committee.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering-Economic Systems (now the Department of Management Science) from Stanford University.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets, proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of small businesses in the U.S., and is a leading middle market banking provider in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 47 on Fortune’s 2023 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health, and a low-carbon economy. News, insights, and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

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