Daley to Retire as Vice Chairman of Public Affairs at Wells Fargo
SEP 8, 2023 - 6:52 am
William M. Daley, vice chairman of public affairs of Wells Fargo, will retire at the end of the year.
Daley joined Wells Fargo in 2019 from BNY Mellon to lead public affairs, a then newly created corporate function spanning government relations, corporate communications, corporate branding, community relations, the Wells Fargo Foundation and other areas.
“Bill has been an invaluable asset to the company,” Charlie Scharf, CEO and president of Wells Fargo, said. “During his time at Wells Fargo, we’ve strengthened our relationships with the communities we serve; established new programs in housing, small business and other areas that have had an impact on hundreds of thousands of people; and worked to rebuild our reputation both nationally and locally. A lot of that is thanks to Bill’s leadership and his long experience in both the public and private sectors.”
“I’m proud of my work at Wells Fargo and the things we’ve been able to accomplish,” Daley said. “We’ve made real progress in improving Wells Fargo’s standing in the public eye. I see it in the data and I hear it in the conversations I have both internally and externally across different parts of the country and across party lines. Charlie’s leadership and the management team he has assembled have dramatically changed the company, and I have the utmost confidence that Wells Fargo’s transformation will continue on a successful path.”
Daley’s career includes two cabinet-level appointments: chief of staff to President Barack Obama and secretary of commerce in the Clinton administration. In addition, he served as vice chairman of BNY Mellon and a member of the bank’s executive committee, as vice chairman and a member of the executive committee at JPMorgan Chase and as president of SBC Communications (now AT&T).
Wells Fargo said it would announce leadership plans for its public affairs group at a future date.
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