Daily News: April 17, 2014

Wells Fargo Names PA Banking Vets to New Advisory Board

Wells Fargo announced the formation of an executive advisory board for its commercial banking operations in Pennsylvania. The company has tapped Edward Ryan and Willard J. Martin Jr. to serve in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, respectively.

Ryan will support the growth strategy of Wells Fargo’s Philadelphia Regional Commercial Banking Offices, calling on 45 years of experience. Previously, he served as vice president and relationship manager of Continental Bank and formerly worked with Corestates Bank, First Union National Bank and Fleet Bank. Most recently, he was vice president of business development with Elliott-Lewis.

Martin, a 40-year banking industry veteran, will focus on a broad array of middle market companies in Pittsburgh and surrounding communities. He began his career with Federal Deposit Insurance before joining the former Mellon Bank in 1975, where he spent 26 years. Most recently, he served as a senior credit officer at RBS Citizens Bank.

“Pennsylvania is a large and growing market for commercial banking at Wells Fargo, and our customers will benefit from Ed’s and Will’s expertise and experience,” said Susanne Svizeny, commercial banking division manager for the Pennsylvania, Delaware and Eastern Canada regions.

Wells Fargo launched its first advisory board in Boston in 2013.