ST. LOUIS, MO (September 12, 2012) –Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC announced today a series of senior leadership appointments at the nation’s third largest retail brokerage firm.

Eduardo (“Eddie”) Queen has been named Strategy Director for Wells Fargo Advisors.  In this role, Queen will oversee efforts to refine and develop business strategies for Wells Fargo Advisors.

Queen is an experienced wealth management professional who spent the last seven years at Citi and Smith Barney, working on new strategies and ventures for the high net worth and mass affluent markets. His responsibilities included strategy, product development, marketing and segment management. Previously, Queen worked for three years as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Sao Paulo and Toronto, mainly in the financial services sector.

Queen and his family have relocated to St Louis from New York.

Diane Gabriel, former Managing Director of the Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network Branch network, has been named to lead the WellsTrade business for Wells Fargo Advisors.

In that capacity, Gabriel will be responsible for the strategic direction and management of the brokerage firm’s online trading platform, which is available to investors who are entirely self-directed, as well as to clients working with the firm’s Financial Advisors and prefer to manage some of their own investments.

Gabriel, a former Financial Advisor and Branch Manager, was with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network since 2002.  There she played a key leadership role in developing the unit into one of the industry’s premier platforms for independent advisors.

Bob McCarthy has been named the Director of Regulatory Policy, a newly created position designed to help ensure the brokerage firm maintains a consistent and integrated approach to assessing, influencing and implementing new corporate and regulatory policy.  

McCarthy also will be responsible for ensuring that brokerage regulatory policy is consistent with the policies and strategic direction of Wells Fargo’s Wealth Brokerage Retirement group, the broader organizational unit with which Wells Fargo Advisors is aligned within Wells Fargo & Company.  He will have oversight responsibility for policy management and will work closely with the new rules implementation teams across the organization.

McCarthy is a twenty-five-year veteran of the industry.  His most recent role as director of regulatory compliance includes the exam program as well as advertising review and policy management.  

About Wells Fargo Advisors
With $1.2 trillion in client assets as of June 30, 2012, Wells Fargo’s brokerage businesses are comprised of 15,170 full-service financial advisors and 3,216 licensed bankers.  This vast network of advisors, one of the nation’s largest, serves clients through offices in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (members SIPC).  Statistics include other broker-dealers of Wells Fargo & Company.  www.wellsfargoadvisors.com

Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 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, 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 265,000 full-time equivalent team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.  Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. 

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