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Wells Fargo’s Chief Risk Officer Mike Loughlin to Retire

Loughlin_lgWells Fargo & Company announced that Senior EVP Mike Loughlin will retire as the company’s Chief Risk Officer. The company expects to name a successor in the next few months and Loughlin will remain in his current role through the transition.

“Mike’s 36 years of service to Wells Fargo have included some of the most critical times in our company’s history,” said Timothy J. Sloan, President and CEO of Wells Fargo. “From the financial crisis in 2008, to the company’s merger with Wachovia, to the many economic and credit cycles we have navigated, Mike has demonstrated leadership and a commitment to all our stakeholders, especially our customers, in one of our company’s most critical roles, and for that we are grateful.”

A direct report of Sloan’s serving on the company’s Operating Committee, Loughlin has been Wells Fargo’s Chief Risk Officer since 2008, overseeing key risk-oriented activities at the company, including credit, market risk, operational risk, compliance, and information security (including cyber risk). Over the past two years, Loughlin also has led efforts to centralize many of the company’s risk functions to provide more comprehensive oversight of the company’s risks.

“It has been a great privilege to serve an American institution as important and as valued as Wells Fargo,” Loughlin said. “I am preparing for retirement with enthusiasm for Wells Fargo’s future, confidence in the work its leaders will continue, and gratitude for the many customers and colleagues I have had the great pleasure to know.”

Loughlin joined Wells Fargo in 1986, following the company’s acquisition of Crocker Bank. Prior to becoming Chief Risk Officer, Loughlin was responsible for credit approval, policy, and reporting for Wholesale Banking and has held senior roles in Wealth Management, Corporate Banking, Operations and Middle Market Banking. Today, he also serves on the board of directors of Students Rising Above, an organization dedicated to helping low-income, first-generation college students realize their potential by guiding and supporting them through college graduation and into the workforce.

About Author: Nicole Casperson

Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech's College of Media and Communications. To contact Casperson, e-mail: nicole.casperson@thefivestar.com.

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