Northwestern Board Member Since: October 2016
Brad Blackwell is Executive Vice President and head of Housing Policy & Homeownership Growth Strategies for Wells Fargo Home Lending (WFHL). In this role, Brad is responsible for leading a number of teams including the Housing Policy Team, Diverse Segments Team, Customer & Community Programs Team and The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. These groups focus on enabling sustainable homeownership through the development of housing policy and strategies to implement and promote products and programs that build stronger communities and fill gaps (at-scale) for veteran, minority, low-to-moderate income and other borrowers to whom access to credit needs to be strengthened.
Most recently, Brad led the Portfolio Lending group for WFHL; building industry leading portfolio capabilities. And prior to that, he spent over a decade as EVP, Retail National Sales Manager for WFHL. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1982 and is passionate about Wells Fargo’s commitment to environmental stewardship and charitable giving.