Wells Fargo names Western Colorado community banking president

Yanus Nelson

Yanus Nelson

A man with nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry will oversee Wells Fargo retail banking operations in Western Slope and mountain resort markets.

Wells Fargo named Yanus Nelson community banking president for Western Colorado. Working out of Grand Junction, Nelson will manage 23 retail banking locations.

Steve Irion remains community bank president for the Grand Junction and Clifton markets.

“Having lived in Colorado since he was a child, Yanus knows our great state well,” said Keith Lobis, Wells Fargo regional president for greater Colorado. “Throughout his career, he’s been a strong leader for our team, an advocate for our customers and an active member of the local community. His passion around our company’s vision – satisfying all of our customers’ financial needs and helping them succeed financially – will benefit our Western Colorado customers and team members.”

Nelson brings to his latest position 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, 11 with Wells Fargo. He began his career with the company as a commercial collateral analyst. He’s also served as a teller, customer service representative, personal banker and store manager. In 2006, Nelson was promoted to district manager for Larimer County.

Nelson holds an accoutning degree from Colorado Christian University in Lakewood and a master’s of business administration degree from Pepperdine University in Irvine, Calif.
Wells Fargo operates a total of 170 banking locations, 30 Wells Fargo Advisors locations and 28 home mortgage locations and employs 6,500 people in Colorado.

Phil Castle is editor of the Grand Valley Business Times, a twice-monthly business journal published in Grand Junction. Castle brings to his duties nearly 30 years of experience in editorial management positions with Western Colorado newspapers. In addition, his free-lance work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the Washington Post. He holds a bachelor's degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University.
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