Georgette “Gigi” Dixon, 26-year industry leader at Wells Fargo, has been named their new Head of External Relations, which is part of our Government Relations and Public Policy team.
Dixon currently serves as Senior Director of External Relations for National Constituents. In that role, she’s been responsible for leading our engagement with major national non-profits, advocacy organizations, and other key stakeholders. She’s also a key advisor to our executives around diversity and inclusion issues.
External Relations is part of Wells Fargo’s Government Relations and Public Policy group, which includes federal, state and local government strategy, outreach and stakeholder engagement.
She’s been instrumental in helping the company take a number of new actions around D+I, (including creating a new diversity leader role reporting directly to the CEO, requiring all managers to participate in new anti-racism training, and requiring our Operating Committee to meet new D+I-related commitments).
Since joining Wells Fargo in 1994, Dixon served as marketing manager for Wholesale Banking, Small Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Director of Emerging (multicultural) Markets and Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Wells Fargo Foundation. She served on the Corporate Diversity Council for 6 years. In 2005, Dixon was recognized as one of U.S. Banker magazine’s Most Powerful Women to Watch.
Dixon currently serves as a Vice Chair for the NAACP Foundation, Corporate Advisory Board member for UndosUS, Chair of the Opera Carolina board of advisors and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Dixon has a Bachelor of Science, With Distinction from Tennessee State University in Speech Communications & Theater. She has Boston College Carroll School of Management certificates in Corporate Community Involvement and Nonprofit Leadership.