Hope A. Hardison

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Wells Fargo & Company

Hope A. Hardison, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, assumed her current role in September 2015. She manages Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Enterprise Marketing, Government & Community Relations, and the Innovation Group, overseeing the company’s brand, communications, reputation management, and stakeholder engagement efforts. She also serves as HR Director, leading a team that develops and implements people strategies to support Wells Fargo’s business objectives, as well as the management of compensation and benefits, human resource service centers, systems and payroll, finance, team member relations and assistance, talent management, learning and development and diversity for more than 266,000 Wells Fargo team members.
A 22-year veteran of Wells Fargo, Hardison became head of Human Resources in September 2010.  From 2008 to 2010, she served as the head of Compensation and Benefits and was responsible for managing benefits, executive and team member compensation and mergers and acquisitions. She also managed international team member compensation and benefit programs. She has held numerous finance, strategic planning and compensation roles since joining Wells Fargo in 1993.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Swarthmore College and has done graduate work in applied economics and statistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.