Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez is an analyst at Wells Fargo Securities on the Corporate Access team. Having grown up along the US-Mexico border, she is committed to giving back to her community and contributing to the ongoing empowerment and professional development of Latinos. She has been featured on NPR’s Latino USA and was recognized by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund as its 2017 Scholar of the Year.
Camarillo Gutierrez graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 with a major in philosophy, politics and economics. Inspired by her interest in the impact of international globalization, she represented the US Department of State as a Gilman Scholar while living abroad in the UK.
Rob Cooke is a relationship manager for Wells Fargo, where he builds and manages relationships with high-value clients, helping them achieve their financial goals with a full-service banking relationship. With a spirit of restless independence, Cooke aspires to achieve more while continuously evolving. This mindset has led to leaps and bounds in his career, and laid the foundation for long-term sustainable success. Previous to Wells Fargo, Cooke worked in the nutrition and wellness industry, which piqued his interest in the importance of health in the workplace. In his spare time, he is an avid Manchester United fan.
Johanna Figueira is a strategist and digital marketer with Wells Fargo. She is also one of the co-organizers of Code for Venezuela, an organization that leverages technology to help nonprofits in Venezuela. After leaving Venezuela for social and political reasons, she moved to the US and began looking for effective ways to give back to her home country. She believes in the power of digital communities and is passionate about using technology for social change. Figueira is a proud, active member of the Latina community in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.
Dean Furness is a data and analytics professional. An accident in 2011 left him without the use of his legs, but after several years of rehabilitation, hard work and strong encouragement from his physical therapist, he has competed as a wheelchair athlete in both the Chicago and Boston Marathons. He now speaks about his experience and what it takes to succeed when faced with challenges. Furness is also a husband, father of three and a basketball coach. He aims to inspire others through a positive approach to owning each day.
In her 15 years with Wells Fargo, Jeanne Goldie has identified and leveraged opportunities for companies to tap into under-served and niche markets. Her project experience ranges from redesigning public housing, preserving historic sites, launching fintech companies, opening an African-American research library and even planning weddings. She is also a longtime AIDS activist.
Rebecca Knill has worked at Wells Fargo since 1988, currently serving as a business systems consultant manager in the Consumer Banking Group. Knill grew up profoundly deaf with progressive hearing loss. Earlier in her career, she relied on sign language interpreters for conference calls, but after much soul searching, had her hearing rebuilt bionically via cochlear implants in 2003 and 2009. At 4'9", she has found a niche with her small ears in testing pediatric products, most notably while submerged in a bathtub using a waterproof processor. She is the author of the Church Dramas book series and plans to write inclusive Hallmark holiday movie scripts after she retires.
Aeris Nguyen was a member of the first robotics club at AMES (Academy for Math, Engineering and Science) high school in Utah, where at the age of 16 she began creating her own video games. Currently she’s a learning and development facilitator with Wells Fargo and is also an avid volunteer in her community, giving her time to service as often as possible.
Anastasia Penright is a corporate business initiatives consultant with Wells Fargo by day and community leader by night. Throughout her career, she has found ways to incorporate service into her life. She started out by volunteering with local organizations, feeding the hungry, teaching financial literacy and mentoring young students, among other activities. In 2015, recognizing an unaddressed need, Penright created the nonprofit Respect MyVoice, which offers free community educational seminars devoted to building wealth, personal branding, health and wellness, and communication. She is a 12-year Houstonian, by way of New Orleans.
A financial advisor since 1993, Dr. John Puthenveetil is a senior vice president-investment officer with Wells Fargo Advisors. He has earned multiple postgraduate degrees in journalism, economics and international studies, including a PhD in organization development from the Goodwin College of Business at Benedictine University. He previously worked in the Department of Economics, St.Albert's College, University of Kerala, India, The United Nations, Congress Financial Corporation and as president and CEO of a national advocacy organization. He was also a business columnist for The Times of Northwest Indiana for over a decade. Puthenveetil spent some time living with Tibetan (Bonpo) refugees in the Himachal Pradesh region of India and is the cofounder of the Resource Center for Community Development and Mission India International.
Charles P. Smith is a financial advisor with Wells Fargo. He is also a veteran’s advocate with more than fifteen years of military experience, including four years as a Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy. His active duty service includes more than ten years as a Marine Infantry Officer, where he served in multiple contingency operations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Far East and Middle East. His final assignment was as Commanding Officer of Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines. He left active duty with the rank of Major.
Smith has worked with several military charities and holds a board position with the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis. This organization has set the single largest one-day fundraising record for the Semper Fi Fund, and it continues to be a major contributor each year.
Matt Trombley is an active, passionate and service-driven leader in both his workplace and his personal life. He began his career at Wells Fargo as a seasonal employee in the “records room,” and is currently a senior vice president within the Customer Remediation organization. Trombley and his family enjoy the outdoors of Colorado and serving in their community, including their church. He is dedicated to continuous growth, professionally and personally, and finds fulfillment in helping others do the same. Trombley also enjoys endurance sports, training regularly for Xterra triathlons and other mountain bike races.
France Villarta is a communications consultant for Wells Fargo. He is passionate about exploring the intersectionality of gender, politics, and the cultural vestiges of colonialism in the Philippines, and is currently reexamining his roots as a Filipino. He is also involved with the Fairplay For All Foundation, an NGO working to develop and provide opportunities for youth in the Payatas community of Metro Manila, home to the Philippines’ largest open dump site. In his spare time, Villarta enjoys hiking and freediving.
Dorothy Walker, PMP, is a certified Project Manager at Wells Fargo as well as mediator and facilitator. She is an advocate of conflict resolution and believes that everyone is capable of using positive energy to face challenges and resolve disputes in a more collaborative environment. Walker received her PhD in 2015, writing her dissertation on the effects of energy transference on interpersonal conflicts. She is also a painter, writer, and poet, and is currently working with her husband on a book about relationships.