Michelle Thornhill

Position: Senior Vice President, Diverse Segments, Enterprise Marketing;

Company: Wells Fargo & Company;

Industry: Financial Services;

Country: United States

Michelle A. Thornhill is the Senior Vice President and African American Segment Manager at Wells Fargo. In this position, she has enterprise-wide responsibility for the African American Segment, working closely with product groups and the Regional Bank to accelerate the corporation’s success in this important segment.
Michelle has over 15 years of experience developing consumer initiatives for diverse audiences in the financial services and non-profit sector, and has traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally, in support of these goals. She firmly grasps the multi-faceted nature of the African American segment from her work with the NAACP, teaching at a Historically Black College and University, developing and implementing financial education programs, and consulting with African American business owners. Michelle currently serves as board member for North Carolina A&T State University’s Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies and Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, as well as co-chair of the advisory board for New Leaders in Charlotte.
In 2011, Michelle received the Network Journal’s “Twenty Five Influential Black Women in Business Award”.
Michelle’s educational credentials blend finance and public policy, with a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government. A native of Richmond, Va., Michelle resides in Charlotte, N.C. with her husband, Dr. Wayne L. Thornhill, Esquire, and her two sons, Kwame and Kwasi.

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