Wells Fargo Insurance Names Stefani Tygar Barnes Head of Personal Insurance Business

18-year company veteran joins Personal and Small Business Insurance division to grow personal insurance business

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Committed to strengthening its Personal and Small Business Insurance (PSBI) division, Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), has named Stefani Tygar Barnes as head of its Personal Insurance segment. Barnes will lead a team dedicated to providing auto, home, renters, life, health, and umbrella insurance products to consumers. Based in Minneapolis, she will report to Laurie Nordquist, head of PSBI.

"Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. This represents a tremendous opportunity for our Insurance business to work with more of our customers and help them protect what they value most," said Nordquist. "Stefani’s long-standing history with Wells Fargo, her demonstrated leadership and commitment to excellent customer service will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen the PSBI business.”

Barnes was recently senior vice president and relationship manager for Wells Fargo’s Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement (WBR) cross-sell team where she led the cross-sell programs and partnerships for wealth and retirement with the community bank, wholesale, and mortgage. She has held various leadership roles with the Wells Fargo’s retirement division, including overseeing the call center, building a small business retirement product and service team, and managing multiple client service groups. Barnes is also a former consultant with Deloitte Consulting where she was focused on business strategy and operational improvements in the Human Capital; Retirement Services Provider practice.

Wells Fargo Insurance’s PSBI division provides auto, home, renters, life, health, and umbrella insurance products to consumers as well as property, liability, and other insurance solutions to small businesses.

About Wells Fargo Insurance

Recently named North America’s Best Insurance Broker by Global Finance Magazine1, Wells Fargo Insurance provides solutions for a wide range of customers, including retail consumers, high net worth individuals, small businesses, as well as middle market and large corporate customers. Wells Fargo Insurance writes or places $15 billion of risk premiums annually in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines, and life products and also includes the nation’s largest crop insurance provider, Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS).

About Wells Fargo & Company

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.

1Ranking includes Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance Services of West Virginia, Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance, Inc., and Rural Community Insurance Company

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