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Wells Fargo Announces Gigi Dixon as New Head of External Relations

9/18/2020, 6 a.m.
Wells Fargo officials said Dixon has been instrumental in helping the company take a number of new actions around D&I, ...
A 26-year veteran of Wells Fargo, Gigi is also a Vice Chair for the NAACP Foundation and is a Corporate Advisory Board member for UnidosUS Courtesy Photo

Wells Fargo officials said Dixon has been instrumental in helping the company take a number of new actions around D&I, including; helping create a new diversity leader role reporting directly to the CEO, requiring all managers to participate in new anti-racism training, and requiring the Operating Committee leaders to meet new related commitments. Gigi Dixon has been named as the new head of External Relations for Wells Fargo.

The post is part of the banking giant’s Government Relations and Public Policy team. Dixon currently serves as Senior Director of External Relations for National Constituents. In that role, she’s been responsible for leading Wells Fargo’s engagement with major national non-profits, advocacy organizations, and other key stakeholders. She’s also a key advisor to our executives around diversity and inclusion (D&I) issues.

Wells Fargo officials said Dixon has been instrumental in helping the company take a number of new actions around D&I, including; helping create a new diversity leader role reporting directly to the CEO, requiring all managers to participate in new anti-racism training, and requiring the Operating Committee leaders to meet new D&I-related commitments.

A 26-year veteran of Wells Fargo, Gigi is also a Vice Chair for the NAACP Foundation and is a Corporate Advisory Board member for UnidosUS.

“I’m humbled to serve in this important role and I’m proud to represent Wells Fargo as we work with nonprofits, advocacy groups and community leaders to address racial equity and equal opportunity for diverse communities,” Dixon said in a news release. “It’s more important now than ever that we are engaged in honest, transparent and tough conversations with our external stakeholders on how to do better and do more as a financial services company and a community partner.