Wells Fargo promotes John Epstein to Community Lending division manager
PORTLAND — July 5, 2000
As a result of his tremendous success in making loans for affordable housing in the Pacific Northwest, Wells Fargo has promoted John Epstein of Portland to division manager of the company's Community Lending Department. He was formerly the Northwest regional manager of the department, which provides financing for multi-family affordable housing construction projects.
In his expanded role, Epstein now also manages community lending teams in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Houston. He will continue to be based in Portland and manage the community lending team here as well.
"John is the best in the business. Wells Fargo has made an excellent selection," said Deborah Saweuyer-Parks, president and CEO of the Oregon Corporation for Affordable Housing.
In addition to his work at Wells Fargo, Epstein serves on the current boards of the Washington Community Reinvestment Association, the State of Oregon Community Incentive Fund and (CASA) of Oregon. He is also the former chair of the Loan Committee at the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing.
Epstein earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado and his MBA degree in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Epstein started his financial services career in 1989 at First Interstate Bancorp in Houston as a Real Estate workout relationship manager. He later transferred to Oregon to work in a similar position and then joined the Community Lending department in 1995.
Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo & Company is a $222 billion diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through almost 6,000 stores, the Internet (www.wellsfargo.com) and other distribution channels across North America, including all 50 states, and elsewhere internationally.