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Tim Rios, Irvine board Chair

Tim Rios

Chair of the Board

Tim Rios was elected to the board in December 2012 and began serving as Chair in January 2023. He is a Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo’s Philanthropy and Community Impact Group and leads the company’s Rural and Native American strategy.

A 26-year Wells Fargo veteran, Tim has held various positions throughout the course of his career including positions in retail, wholesale, and business banking. Most recently, he led a Community Relations team focused on inland California. Tim’s dedication to economic development has earned recognition from the California State Senate and Assembly. In 2005, Tim received national recognition from the U.S. Small Business Administration when he was presented with the Financial Services Champion Award. In 2010, Tim was reappointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to California’s Economic Strategy Panel. In 2016, Tim co-founded the Central Valley Latino Giving Circle.

Tim attended California State University, Fresno, where he graduated with a degree in finance. In the past decade, he pursued coursework at the Monterey Institute for International Studies and Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Most recently, Tim completed a three-year executive banking program at the University of Virginia.