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Wells Fargo Advisors Streamlines Divisional Leadership


Four geographical divisions drive growth and consistency across the country

SAN FRANCISCO – Wells Fargo Advisors (WFA) is streamlining field leadership into four primary geographic divisions.

  • Central Division: Heather Hunt‑Ruddy will lead this new geography covering most of the central U.S. She has been with Wells Fargo for 26 years.
    • Central states include AL, AR, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA (eastern area of state), WI, and WY.
  • Northeast Division: Mike Carroll will continue leading this division, which expands south through Virgina. He has been with Wells Fargo for 35 years.
    • Northeast states include CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WV, and VA.
  • Southeast Divison: Alberto Gonzalez Saint Geours will continue to lead this divison that stretches from Florida to North Carolina. He has been with Wells Fargo for 11 years.
    • Southeast states include FL, GA, NC, SC, TN (northeast tip).
  • Western Divison: Dave Altshuler will continue to lead this division that grew in fall 2022. He has been with Wells Fargo for 28 years.
    • Western states include AK, AZ, CA, HI, NV, OR, and WA (most of state).

Sol Gindi, head of Wells Fargo Advisors, noted, “As I have traveled to each division and more than 100 branches last year, I have been impressed with the breadth of talent, experience, and expertise across the company. I am also astounded and excited by the tremendous growth opportunity ahead of us. What I see clearly is that executing with more consistency across the country will power our growth and deliver the best experience for our clients. These four Divisional Leaders have my utmost confidence.”

Gindi continued, “Our clients value our strong local presence in their communities. We have a talented group of leaders in our markets and branches and empower them to deliver all of Wells Fargo to our clients. We will continue to ensure that markets with the largest opportunities have strong leaders.”

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About Wells Fargo Advisors

With $1.6 trillion in client assets as of September 30, 2022, Wells Fargo Advisors provides advice and guidance to help clients maximize all aspects of their financial lives. Our vast network of financial advisors, one of the nation’s largest, serves investors through locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo Advisors is a part of Wells Fargo Wealth & Investment Management (WIM), a division within Wells Fargo & Company and one of the largest wealth managers in the U.S. WIM provides financial products and services through various bank and brokerage affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered broker‑dealers and non‑bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company. All data includes Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, as of September 30, 2022.

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. 41 on Fortune’s 2022 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.

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