People on the Move: Wells Fargo Names Otis Rolley as Head of Social Impact

Wells Fargo & Company has named Otis Rolley as its head of Social Impact, effective Aug. 1. Rolley will lead community engagement and enterprise philanthropy for Wells Fargo & Company and Wells Fargo Foundation.

Rolley most recently served as a member of the senior leadership team and head of U.S. Equity and Economic Opportunity Initiative at The Rockefeller Foundation, which is one of the oldest global philanthropic organizations. He served people of color by managing grant-making and investments focused on economic stability, mobility and innovation for low-income workers and communities. Before working in his current role at Rockefeller, Rolley led the North American portfolio for 100 Resilient Cities, now known as the Resilient Cities Network.

Rolley has a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University and a Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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