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Wells Fargo Hires Three New Leaders in Government Relations

GRPP Head Moskowitz continues to expand on commitment to increased coordination, transparency in Washington

SAN FRANCISCO – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that it has hired three new leaders to help integrate the company’s public policy and external relations capabilities as part of the growth of its recently-formed Government Relations and Public Policy (GRPP) group under the leadership of GRPP Head David Moskowitz.

Beth Zorc, Eric Hoplin, and Shannon Aimone are joining Wells Fargo to lead three of the GRPP group’s new areas of practice: Public Policy, External Relations, and Political Programs. The three leaders will be dedicated to increasing transparency, communication, and coordination across the company and play a pivotal role in Wells Fargo’s ongoing commitment to engage with Washington, D.C. policy makers and experts. All three leaders will be based in Wells Fargo’s Washington offices.

Beth Zorc has been named Wells Fargo’s Head of Public Policy. She has served as the Acting General Counsel and Principal Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Zorc also served as a trusted advisor to HUD Secretary Ben Carson. She previously worked on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee where she served as the Senior Counsel under both Chairman Richard Shelby and Chairman Mike Crapo. Prior to that, she was a Senior Counsel for the House Financial Services Committee under Chairman Jeb Hensarling. 

Eric Hoplin has been named Head of External Relations. A seasoned executive who has worked at the highest levels of government and business, Hoplin recently served as the Executive Director at the Financial Services Roundtable, turning it into one of the nation’s leading financial services trade associations. Hoplin previously worked in management consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton where he helped senior leaders across the government solve significant organizational challenges. Hoplin is also a leader in the charitable community where he serves as a member of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors and on the Trust for the National Mall’s Corporate Leadership Council. 

Shannon Aimone joins Wells Fargo as Head of Political Programs. Aimone most recently led the day-to-day administration and management of JPMorgan Chase’s Political Action Committees, leading an extensive overhaul of the PACs’ communication strategy, implementing innovative Get Out the Vote initiatives, and directing enterprise-wide fundraising campaigns. She is a veteran political affairs professional, having previously served as the senior manager for The Home Depot’s political programs, and led PAC coordination efforts for the Printing Industries of America and the Independent Community Bankers of America. She is also the incoming President of the National Association of Business Political Action Committees.

“We’re pleased that three of Washington’s brightest financial services leaders are joining our ongoing efforts to transform Wells Fargo’s approach to government relations, public policy, and external relations,” said GRPP Head David Moskowitz, who previously led the Consumer Lending & Corporate Regulatory division of the Wells Fargo Law Department. “Beth, Eric, and Shannon will play critical roles in our enterprise-wide commitment to more fully engage with policy makers and leaders on issues that are important to our customers, the financial services industry, and the American economy.”

Wells Fargo’s GRPP team includes six areas of practice: Federal Government Relations; State and Local Government Relations; Regulatory Relations; Political Programs; External Relations; and Public Policy. Wells Fargo is currently making a series of organizational changes to its State and Local Government Relations team to reflect the overall goals of the GRPP organization. These six areas are supported by a robust Compliance and Operations organization. All teams report to Moskowitz, who for the last five years has also coordinated Wells Fargo’s regulatory relations in Washington, D.C.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,400 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 268,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

Erika Reynoso (571) 552-5949

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