Director since 2009
Retired Chairman & CEO
Vulcan Materials Company
Mr. James is the retired Chairman and CEO of Vulcan Materials Company, a construction materials company located in Birmingham, Alabama. He joined Vulcan Materials in 1992 and progressed through a variety of management positions at Vulcan Materials before he was named chief executive officer in 1996 and chairman in 1997, positions he held until July 2014 and December 2015, respectively. Before joining Vulcan Materials, Mr. James was a partner at the law firm of Bradley, Arant, Rose & White in Birmingham, Alabama. He received a B.S. and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. Mr. James is also a director of The Southern Company. He also serves on the boards of a number of regional and national organizations focused on civic and community service, economic development, health care, charitable giving and higher education.
Wells Fargo Board Committees: Finance Committee and Human Resources Committee