Gina Peter: BizTimes Media’s Notable Women in Commercial Banking

Executive Vice President / Wells Fargo Bank

  • Category: Notable Women in Commercial Banking
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 30
  • Undergrad degree/university: University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Graduate degree/university: Chicago Booth School of Business

Gina Peter has worked in the banking industry for 30 years, including the last nine for Wells Fargo Bank in its Milwaukee office.

Last year, Peter took on the responsibility of merging business lines into one commercial banking team.

“Gina’s major strengths are bringing people together by focusing on teamwork, leveraging diverse talent, and choosing the best leaders,” said Inna Turner, customer service manager/vice president for Wells Fargo. “She has been successful in building a sustainable team environment, while driving increased productivity and financial results. A testament to her leadership, Gina’s division has been chosen as first for product roll outs to market multiple times.”

Peter also co-chairs the $25 million capital campaign for the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, participates on the board and chairs the Development Committee of Milwaukee Repertory Theater, is a member of Executive Committee of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, and is a member and past president of TEMPO. She is also a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee where she learned about the Milwaukee Fellows Initiative. She introduced the initiative to Wells Fargo which resulted in hiring multiple interns and in 2020 one of the Milwaukee Fellows interns started as a full-time employee at Wells Fargo.

In 2019, Peter was the recipient of the Diversity in Corporate Governance Award as decided by Milwaukee Women Inc. and Greater Milwaukee Committee.

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