Irvine is pleased to announce the election of Tim Rios to its Board of Directors. Tim, 42, is based in Fresno as a Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo’s Government and Community Relations Group. He is responsible for implementing the company’s community and economic development programs in Northern and Central California, the Inland Empire and San Diego and Imperial counties.
Tim joined Wells Fargo in 1997 and during the course of his career he has held various positions in retail, wholesale and business banking. He has been recognized by the California State Senate and Assembly and was reappointed to California’s Economic Strategy Panel in 2010 by former Gov. Schwarzenegger. In 2005, he was presented with the Financial Services Champion Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
“Tim’s deep knowledge and insights about the many challenges and opportunities for so many communities across the state will prove invaluable to the Foundation,” noted Jim Canales, Irvine’s President and CEO. “He has a passion and commitment to community prosperity that is well aligned with Irvine’s mission of expanding opportunity for Californians. We look forward to working with Tim.”
Irvine’s grantmaking supports organizations throughout the state and the Foundation has a longstanding commitment to the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire as its two priority regions.
Tim’s service on the Irvine board begins this month. He was elected to a four-year term and is eligible to serve a total of 12 years.