Wells Fargo (WFC) will soon have a new chief administrative officer. Pat Callahan, who currently serves as chief administrative officer, told the bank that she intends to retire later this year, after a 38-year career with the company.
Succeeding Callahan will be Hope Hardison (pictured above), who currently leads human resources at Wells Fargo. Hardison has held that position since 2010.
Callahan (pictured below) has served as chief administrative officer since 2011. Over the course of her career, Callahan led compliance and enterprise risk management and started the corporate social responsibility function in 2008. She also has led human resources and wholesale banking systems.
“Pat is a tremendous leader who exemplifies our values and our vision of helping customers succeed financially,” said CEO John Stumpf. “She leaves an indelible mark on our company. Of her many accomplishments, how she has conducted herself as a leader, and guided others, will be one of her most important legacies.”
In her new role, Hardison, a 22-year veteran of Wells Fargo, will lead the Chief Administrative Office that includes corporate communications, government and community relations, and enterprise marketing. Hardison’s current department, human resources, will become part of CAO and continue to be led by Hardison, the bank said in a release.
Earlier in her time at Wells Fargo, Hardison held leadership positions in finance, strategic planning, and compensation.
“Hope has done an outstanding job leading our HR team and has deep passion for Wells Fargo’s culture, brand and reputation,” Stumpf said. “She is known throughout Wells Fargo for her strong leadership and commitment to team members and brings extensive experience and continuity to the role.”