Wells Fargo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, New York

Job Description

This newly created role will report to the State and Local Government Relations Leader – East Region and will focus on emerging public policy issues in New York City and Philadelphia.  Working with state and local policymakers, this position will be located in New York, NY or Philadelphia, PA.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop key relationships with policymakers and stakeholders, to ensure they are apprised of the company’s position on key issues impacting the bank
  • Ensure an understanding of local priorities and challenges in assigned markets as related to Wells Fargo and the industry
  • Develop an understanding of Wells Fargo businesses, products, strategy, and management structure in each assigned market
  • Oversee the collection, interpretation and analysis of information on local public policy, regulatory or other political developments
  • Advise Wells Fargo management of local market public policy developments and potential implications that may affect the company
  • Manage local lobbying activities, political action committee (PAC) and campaign related activities
  • Design comprehensive public affairs strategies and campaigns for a defined region and/or priority market

The Government Relations team is responsible for defining, supporting and furthering Wells Fargo’s legislative agenda and public policy initiatives through education and personal contacts with legislators. Our primary mission is to support public policies that promote Wells Fargo’s business goals and oppose those that will restrict our businesses or result in a competitive disadvantage for our customers, our company or our industry.  The team will operate in a transparent and collaborative way that results in the development of consistent policies and agree-upon priorities.  We will:

  • Be responsive to lawmakers and committees
  • Identify important allies and critics ad develop an outreach approach to work with both, including the strategic allocation of financial resources
  • Run campaigns in top tier state capitals to rebuild trust among key stakeholders
  • Support improved internal communications and integration between company stakeholders

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in the government relations and regulatory environment

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with Local Governments on public policy issues in New York City or Philadelphia, PA
  • Experience implementing strategies to achieve public policy goals
  • Experience presenting information in a manner that persuades, educates, and enhances understanding at all levels
  • Experience building strong relationships internally and externally and working collaborating across large organizations
  • Experience tracking and reporting public policy issues
  • Experience working with third-party industry trade associations


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.


Job Posted: August 30, 2017