Michelle Lee





President, Community Banking, Eastern Region

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.




Michelle Lee manages Wells Fargo’s Community Banking for the Eastern Region spanning 14 states and the District of Columbia as well as more than 2,700 banking stores and 5,100 ATMs.


Previously, Michelle was the Northeast Community Banking regional president and provided executive leadership for retail and small business operations in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.


A 32-year company veteran, Michelle joined Wells Fargo (then First National State Bank) as a teller in 1984. Throughout her tenure, she has taken on leadership roles of increasing responsibility.


As an active member of the community, Michelle serves on the boards of many organizations including the Consumer Bankers Association, Alvin Ailey Dance School Foundation, Junior Achievement USA, and is a member of Women Executives of Charlotte. She is a former board member of Junior Achievement of New Jersey, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Greater NY YMCA, Select Philadelphia, and Alliance for Lupus Research. 


Noted for her community commitment and business excellence, Michelle has been honored with the following accolades: Black Enterprise Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Corporate America, Girl Scouts of Greater New York 100th Anniversary award, named to the NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business list, New York Women’s Agenda STAR Award, and 2015 New Jersey Business Hall of Fame. 


Michelle has also been recognized by 100 Black Men of America, Executive Women of New Jersey and was selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of Diversity Profile’s Women to Watch.


Michelle is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Music, Applied Voice.