Laura Schulte is an experienced financial services executive and is active on a wide variety of for-profit and nonprofit boards.
Laura recently retired from her position as Executive Vice President of Community Banking for Wells Fargo’s Eastern Region and now focuses her wealth of expertise and energy on board work and community and charitable organizations in the Charlotte region. Laura has served on the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees since 2009 and as Secretary to the Board from 2012 to 2016. She also serves on the boards of State Farm Bank, Novant Health, Grubb Properties, the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln School of Business, and Charlotte Country Day School and is on the strategic advisory board for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. She is a past member of the boards of the Foundation for the Carolinas, Center City Partners, Charlotte Chamber and the strategic advisory board for Envision Charlotte.
A veteran of Wells Fargo for more than 33 years, Laura had previously served as President of Wells Fargo’s Western Region and held a variety of community banking leadership positions as well as management positions in finance, credit and audit. She was a member of a number of committees, including the CEO’s Management Committee and the Banking Segment ALCO Committee.
In 2013, American Banker recognized her as a “Woman to Watch” and in 2014 named her one of “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.” Queens University named Schulte “Charlotte Business Woman of the Year” in 2012.
A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.