Marilyn DraytonFHC Advisory Council Senior Vice President, Community Relations Senior Manager, Wells Fargo
Marilyn Drayton is Senior Vice President and Community Relations Senior Manager, leading all community relations efforts for Wells Fargo’s Florida and Southeast Regions, including Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi. In her role, she manages the company’s community relations strategic initiatives, programmatic activities, strategic philanthropy and market reputation risk. She works closely with line of business executives and market leaders influencing positive outcomes and community solutions that impact education, affordable housing, neighborhood stabilization/revitalization, community lending and investments, relationship management with key community stakeholders and issues impacting the financial services industry.Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she served as the South Region Group Manager for Community Development at TD Bank with responsibilities for the Carolinas and Florida Regions. She was integral in managing the bank’s NMTC, LIHTC and CDFI lending and investment efforts. She also served as a Director and Vice President of TD Community Development Corporation and managed the bank’s NMTC Advisory Board. In this role, she was instrumental in the bank securing multiple NMTC allocation awards totaling $325 million.
Additionally, Drayton has presented and served as a panelist at industry conferences relative to diversity, CRA and community development best practices. She serves as a member of various boards and advisory committees including the Black Business Investment Fund, Florida Community Loan Fund, Florida Housing Coalition, the Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations, Past President of the SC Association of Community Development Corporations and the Affordable Housing Coalition of South Carolina. She is a longtime supporter and volunteer with the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Clara White Mission, and Pine Castle.