MARYLAND REGIONAL PRESIDENT, WELLS FARGO
When Patty Tuttle became Maryland regional president at Wells Fargo in September 2017, she took over the job during one of the most challenging times in the bank’s history. Wells Fargo was staggering under a tidal wave of bad publicity after employees, pressured to bring in more business, created millions of fraudulent accounts.
Congressional hearings raked Wells Fargo executives over the coals; U.S. regulators would end up fining the bank $3 billion for its behavior.
Tuttle sought to reassure customers and the bank’s own employees, holding individual meetings with the 90 managers in the region to listen to their concerns and chart a path forward.
During her more than 30-year tenure at the company, Tuttle has served as a part-time teller, community banking area president, and retail credit manager/senior vice president, among other roles.
She has worked and held several leadership roles within the company in Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Tuttle serves as a member of Wells Fargo’s Diverse Abilities and Women’s team member networks. Investing in education, too is a community issue she is passionate about.
“I was going to teach high school English, and education has always been a big one for me,” Tuttle told The Daily Record in 2017. “In my former role I did a lot with connecting with workforce development, because not every child has the same path post-high school, and some struggle to even get through high school, so how are we helping them?”