Nate Hurst will join Wells Fargo & Co. on June 1 to direct its newly combined corporate responsibility, philanthropy, community relations and sustainability organization.
He will shift to the San Francisco-based bank from HP, where he was chief sustainability & social impact officer in charge of corporate giving, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
His efforts helped HP grab the top rating in 2019 on Newsweek’s roster of “most responsible companies.”
Earlier, Hurst was director of sustainability, PA and government relations at Walmart, a member of the White House Counsel on Environmental Quality during the Clinton presidency, and national spokesperson for The Ocean Conservancy.
Bill Daley, vice chairman of PA at Wells said Hurst will “advance Wells Fargo’s commitment to addressing the needs of underserved communities, particularly as we work to ensure housing security, small business stability, and consumer financial health in the wake of the COVID pandemic.”
Hurst also will serve as president of the Wells Fargo Foundation.
Wells announced last year that it will spend $1B through 2025 to tackle the nation’s housing affordability crisis. The Foundation made more than $450M in grants during 2019.