Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Wells Fargo & Company
Hope A. Hardison, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and Human Resources Director assumed her CAO role in September 2015. She has been HR Director since September 2010. As CAO, Hardison manages Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Government & Community Relations, the Innovation Group, and Enterprise Data & Analytics, overseeing the company’s brand, communications, reputation management, and stakeholder engagement efforts.
In her role as Human Resources Director, Hardison leads 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 269,000 Wells Fargo team members.
Hardison is a 23-year veteran of Wells Fargo. 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. She also serves on the board of trustees at the UC Santa Cruz Foundation.