Michelle Y. Lee
Michelle Lee leads all of Wells Fargo’s Branch Banking regions and manages approximately 5,200 banking branches and 52,000 employees in 36 states and the District of Columbia.
Previously, she was responsible for Branch Banking for the Eastern Region. Prior to that role, Michelle was the Northeast Community Banking lead regional president and provided executive leadership for retail and small business operations in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
A 36-year company veteran, Michelle joined Wells Fargo, (formerly Wachovia) as a teller in 1984. Throughout her tenure, she has taken on leadership roles of increasing responsibility.
As an active member of the community, Michelle currently serves on the boards of Novant Health Southern Piedmont Region and Blumenthal Performing Arts. She is also the chair-elect of the Consumer Bankers Association Board of Directors and chairs the organization’s education council. Past board memberships include Junior Achievement USA and of New Jersey, the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Greater New York YMCA, Select Philadelphia, Alliance for Lupus Research and Opera Carolina.
Noted for her community commitment and business excellence, Michelle has been honored with the following accolades: Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Award, Black Enterprise Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Corporate America, Girl Scouts of Greater New York 100th Anniversaryaward, New York Women’s Agenda STAR Award, NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business and the New Jersey Business Hall of Fame.
Michelle has also been recognized by 100 Black Men of America, Executive Women of New Jersey and was selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of Diversity Profile’s Women to Watch.
Michelle is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Music, Applied Voice.