Tim Rios is a Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo’s Social Responsibility Group. He is responsible for implementing the company’s community and economic development programs and services in Northern and Central California, the Inland Empire and San Diego and Imperial counties.
Rios joined Wells Fargo in 1997 and during the course of his career he has held various positions in retail, wholesale and business banking. He contributes his leadership and advice to various organizations and serves on the boards of the Fresno Regional Foundation, Valley Small Business Development Corporation and the Parent Institute for Quality Education.
Rios’ dedication to economic development has earned recognition from the California State Senate and Assembly. In 2005, Rios received national recognition from the U.S. Small Business Administration when he was presented with the “Financial Services Champion Award”. In 2007, Rios received the Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever award from the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. In 2010, Tim was a recipient of the “Grizzly Award” for Executive leadership under the Bank on California Program and was also re-appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to California’s Economic Strategy Panel.
In 2011, Rios received the Risk Takers Dream Makers Community Champion Award from Fresno West Coalition for Economic Development for his work in West Fresno. Rios was also recognized by ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions with the Petzall Community Service Award spotlighting his efforts to assist ClearPoint’s mission of consumer health through financial education.
Tim attended California State University, Fresno, where he graduated with a degree in Finance. In the past 12 years, Tim has pursued coursework at the Monterey Institute for International Studies and Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, Mexico.