Jim Foley, Board Member


A longtime financial executive, Jim Foley has deftly navigated several financial institutions through the most turbulent economic waters. The motto behind his success, “We’re not paid to identify obstacles, we’re paid to overcome them.”

Foley began his career as a management trainee with Wachovia. Today, as Wells Fargo’s Bay Area President, Foley is responsible for 260 banks across the North Bay, the Peninsula, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties.

Foley is active in the community and involved with several organizations, including San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, San Francisco Committee on Jobs, East Bay Economic Development Alliance, United Way, East Oakland Youth Development Center, and Contra Costa Economic Partnership.

Foley earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from Furman University before obtaining a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami.