Maryland Regional President
As an executive with the giant Wells Fargo financial services company, Andrew Bertamini knows full well that many Americans distrust big banks these days. So he has made improving his bank’s connection to the community a top priority.
“Under my leadership, my team has averaged 40,000 volunteer hours per year helping local communities,” Bertamini said. For the past four years, for example, Wells Fargo employees have worked with residents of West Baltimore’s historically black Upton neighborhood to build a park and community garden.
Besides some of the muscle, Wells Fargo provides money, mulch, flowers and vegetable plants and seeds.
As a banker, Bertamini believes in a “collaborative approach to leadership” and in the Wells Fargo corporate vision to “satisfy our customers financial needs and help them to succeed financially.”
To that end, he wants his team to listen to clients and use the company’s resources to help. “I try to model this approach as well,” he said.
Bertamini has been an executive with Wells Fargo since 2002 and Maryland Regional President since 2009 and has been honored for his work by groups such as the Baltimore Urban League.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland University College, and is on the boards of several local businesses and service organizations, including the Greater Baltimore Committee and Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.