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Wells Fargo Appoints New Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Executive Director

Monday, January 14, 2019

Philadelphia - January 14, 2019 –  Aishah Miller has been named the new Executive Director of The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, a role she officially assumed at the end of last year. As part of her responsibilities, she is also charged with leading the Wells Fargo Regional Community Development Corporation (CDC).  Miller replaces Denise McGregor Armbrister, who retired after more than 20 years in the role.  

“We are excited to have Aishah join us as the Executive Director of the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and CDC,” said Greater Philadelphia Region Bank President and Foundation board member Joseph Kirk. “The Foundation’s neighborhood revitalization initiatives play a critical role in our region’s community engagement strategy.  Aishah is a passionate and energetic leader who will help us to further advance our mission of improving the lives of children and families through neighborhood revitalization. ”

Miller provides oversight and management of the Foundation and CDC which recently celebrated 20 years investing in comprehensive, resident-driven neighborhood revitalization.  Recognized nationally for its unique approach to community development, the Foundation has awarded over $96 million towards the revitalization of low income communities in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware and has had its model replicated in other regions such as Houston, Baltimore and Seattle.

“It is a great honor to take on this role and join the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and CDC team,” Miller said. “I have long appreciated the depth and impact of the Foundation and CDC’s work from afar and only hope to continue to build on its influence and prestige in the philanthropic community.”

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Miller was a German Marshall Memorial Fellow focusing on global relationship building, and before that she served as the Executive Vice President for Development at the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), a national association of community development financial institutions that helps resources flow to people and places where traditional finance does not reach.   OFN is a key partner of Wells Fargo’s community development work and in her role, Miller served as part of an advisory team that assisted in the development and execution of Wells Fargo’s Diverse Community Capital program.

In addition to her community development background, Miller has held various leadership roles with Philadelphia-based organizations focused on public health including Drexel University and the Maternity Care Coalition.  She is also a member of the Board of the Seybert Foundation.  Miller holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a Masters in International Education and Economics from Columbia University.

About Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and the Wells Fargo Regional CDC

Wells Fargo Regional Foundation is a private foundation that awards Neighborhood Planning Grants and Neighborhood Implementation Grants to support long-term, resident-driven neighborhood revitalization. The Wells Fargo Regional Community Development Corporation makes investments to nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses for select ventures that are designed to promote community- and economic-development opportunities for low-income individuals and communities.

The Foundation and CDC aim to improve the quality of life for children and families living in low-income communities in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware by investing resources in comprehensive, neighborhood-based economic and community development initiatives.  For more information, please visit:


About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,950 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 37 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 262,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.


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