Wells Fargo names regional commercial banking exec

Talena Hooper

Talena Hooper was named executive of Wells Fargo’s Commercial Banking Great Plains division. Based in Kansas City, Hooper now oversees commercial banking operations across Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska for the San Francisco company.

For more than two decades, Hooper has held many roles with Wells Fargo, beginning as an administrative assistant and rising to include business development officer, regional vice president and market executive.

“I learned the business from the ground up, and it began with my hard-working family roots. I’m passionate about the banking industry and committed to helping companies and their owners reach their financial goals,” Hooper said. “I also focus day-in and day-out on the career development of our hard-working and talented employees.”

She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Friends University in Lenexa, Kan., and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas. Lawrence.

“Talena is an exceptional leader and has done a fantastic job engaging with and leading her team, building strong client relationships, and moving the needle to help grow our business,” said Laura Oberst, who heads the central region for Wells Fargo Commercial Banking.