Wells Fargo & Company recently announced that Hope Hardison, who leads Human Resources for the company, will become Chief Administrative Officer, effective August 31, 2015. She will succeed newly retired Pat Callahan, who has been with the company for 38 years.
“Pat is a tremendous leader who exemplifies our values and our vision of helping customers succeed financially,” said John Stumpf, Wells Fargo CEO. “She leaves an indelible mark on our company. Of her many accomplishments, how she has conducted herself as a leader, and guided others, will be one of her most important legacies.”
Callahan has been Chief Administrative Officer since 2011, and also led the integration of Wells Fargo and Wachovia in the largest U.S. bank merger in history, the company said. Among her many key leadership positions, Callahan headed Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management and started the Corporate Social Responsibility function in 2008. She also has led Human Resources and Wholesale Banking Systems within the company.
“It has been a privilege to be part of Wells Fargo for almost four decades and experience our company’s growth through our focus on customers and helping them achieve financial success,” Callahan said. “I am grateful to my colleagues who have contributed to a wonderful journey.”
According to Wells Fargo, Hardison, a 22-year veteran of Wells Fargo, will lead the Chief Administrative Office (CAO) that includes Corporate Communications, Government and Community Relations, and Enterprise Marketing. Human Resources will align with the CAO and remain under Hardison's leadership.
“Hope has done an outstanding job leading our HR team and has deep passion for Wells Fargo’s culture, brand and reputation,” Stumpf said. “She is known throughout Wells Fargo for her strong leadership and commitment to team members and brings extensive experience and continuity to the role.”