Brenda Wright

Brenda Wright
Board Member
Senior Vice President, Manager of Community Relations West, Wells Fargo
Key areas of achievement: 
  • Woman of the Year Award: Given by California Senator Carole Migden
  • 100 Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area: San Francisco Business Times recognized Wright for seven years

Brenda Wright is Senior Vice President, Manager of Community Relations West at Wells Fargo & Company. In her role, she oversees the development and implementation of community development and philanthropy strategies and programs supporting economic development for housing, workforce development and small business.

A native of Missouri and a 28 year veteran with the company, Wright’s previous roles at Wells Fargo include managing 81 portfolio managers in Northern California, with $4.5 billion in deposits and investments, as a Division Manager in Premier Banking. She was also responsible for 30 store managers with deposits ranging from $65 to $300 million as the Market Area Manager in San Francisco.

Wright is an active leader and founding member of many community-based organizations and committees throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Mayoral appointee to the Asian Art Commission, serves on the Board of the Women’s Foundation of California, and is an Emeritus Board Member and Advisor for the Museum of the African Diaspora, Governor Appointed member of the California for the Humanities Council, and the National Minority AIDS Council. She has received numerous recognitions and was recognized on October 23, 2013 with the United States Certificate of Commendation by Senator Diane Feinstein in honor and recognition of her participation and service to the community and to the Principles of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, with her work for economic empowerment, excellent leadership and commitment to positively impact the community.

In recognition for her commitment to community service, Wright has received the following awards:

  • Woman of the Year Award: Given by California Senator Migden
  • 100 Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area: San Francisco Business Times recognized Wright for seven years
  • Distinguished Corporate Service Award: From the National Coalition of 100 Black Women
  • Pioneer Award: The League of Women Voters recognizer her support for Women’s rights in celebration of Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in California
  • Corporate Excellence Award: The Black Business Association of Los Angeles recognized her commitment, strength and tenure with a financial institution
  • In recognition her support for diversity and community commitment, former Mayor Gavin Newsom declared June 17, 2004 Brenda Wright Day in San Francisco
  • United States Senate Certificate of Commendation for the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against Women