Congratulations to Deborah (Dee) O’Donnell, Utah Regional President at Wells Fargo Bank – she has been selected as one of the 2017 30 Women to Watch honorees!
Each year, Utah Business magazine selects 30 women who are at the top of their respective fields and honors them in both its May issue and at an awards luncheon held in their honor.
Read more about Dee and the other 2017 30 Women to Watch honorees in the digital magazine.
Accomplishments: Deborah (Dee) O’Donnell not only has 36 years of experience in the financial industry, she is also the first woman president for Wells Fargo in Utah. She oversees over 1,000 team members in the state, as well as 118 branch locations—including two in Idaho. O’Donnell has visited every Wells Fargo location to gain more insight into the local communities. She also serves on the boards of Fourth Street Clinic, Utah Bankers Association, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, Women’s Leadership Institute, and is the chair for American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night.
On gender: “I think women enjoy collaboration and therefore gain the diverse opinions, wisdom of teamwork to create effective strategies, process and engagement to effectively and efficiently be successful. Strong collaboration and teamwork skills also enable women to … inspire others to be their personal best. Maybe it’s a nurturing trait, but whether mentoring, sponsorship, supporting or giving guidance, many women have a strong desire to help others learn and grow in their careers and life.”
Motivation: “Service to others. It’s so motivating to see others become successful and making a positive difference in our community.”