MaryWenzel is executive vice president and head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility for Wells Fargo & Co.
MaryWenzel is executive vice president and head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility for Wells Fargo & Co. She is responsible for the strategic integration of sustainability and corporate responsibility across Wells Fargo’s products and services, operations and culture, and philanthropy. Her areas of focus include corporate responsibility strategy and reporting; ESG analyst engagement and disclosures; integration of sustainability, including human rights considerations into the company’s environmental and social risk management, financing and lending; community development and philanthropy initiatives; and team member engagement. Under Wenzel’s leadership, the company has announced aggressive operational-efficiency goals to be achieved by 2020, committed to providing $200 billion in financing to environmentally beneficial businesses by 2030, committed $50 million in philanthropy over five years to address the unique social, economic and environmental needs of American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and created significant, strategic philanthropic partnerships with organizations including the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and GRID Alternatives, to help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Wenzel worked for the U.S. EPA in San Francisco working with tribal nations. She also worked for the U.S. EPA in Washington, D.C. managing renewable energy and Energy STAR programs. Prior experience also includes roles as director of Government Affairs for a clean energy development company in the San Francisco Bay Area, and manager of Environmental Affairs for Enron Corp. in San Francisco and Houston. Wenzel is a member of the board of directors for GRID Alternatives. Wenzel earned a B.A. degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
In collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) has been supporting entrepreneurs working towards clean technology solutions in the built environment for the past four year