The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce announced today that Laura Schulte, Wells Fargo president of Eastern Regional Banking, has been named as second vice chairman on the executive committee. As part of this appointment, Schulte will serve as chairman in 2016.
The announcement was made during the chamber’s annual planning retreat in Pinehurst, N.C., by incoming chairman, Michael Tarwater, CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System. A 30-year veteran of Wells Fargo, Schulte manages Community Banking activities for the bank’s Eastern Region, which includes Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The region includes more than 2,700 banking stores and 4,600 ATMs.
Schulte is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Schulte is involved in various community and charitable organizations. She serves on the Boards of the Foundation for the Carolinas, Charlotte Center City Partners, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte Country Day School, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Executive Advisory Board for Envision Charlotte and the Strategic Advisory Board for the Freedom School Partners. Outside of Charlotte, Schulte serves on the Boards of the American Bankers Association and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Business.
“I am very honored to serve on the board of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce,” noted Schulte. “We are united in our vision with the Chamber to help build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference throughout the city.”
For more information contact Natalie Dick, Charlotte Chamber, firstname.lastname@example.org, 704.804.9653; or Josh Dunn, Wells Fargo, email@example.com, 704.374.4835.