Executive Vice President, Michael (Mike) Rizer is the director of Community Relations for Wells Fargo & Company. In this role he manages the community development and community affairs teams companywide that are responsible for CRA performance, community outreach, stakeholder engagement, philanthropy and reputation risk. In addition, Rizer oversees the CRA Risk Management team that manages controls and processes associated with honoring Wells Fargo’s longstanding commitment to outstanding CRA performance.
Prior to his current position, Rizer was the Director of Community Relations at Wachovia Corporation. In that role he managed the corporation’s community development, philanthropy, community lending and investing, environment and employee involvement programs. Previously, he led Fair Lending and CRA Programs teams, managing the bank’s fair lending risk as well as products, services and marketing initiatives for low- to moderate-income customers for Wachovia Corporation. Rizer was also a Senior Compliance Manager and Counsel for PNC Bank Corporation from 1991-1996. He started his professional career as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati.
He is active in the community and serves on the boards of the National Center for Healthy Housing, the Foundation for the Carolinas, and Queens University.
Rizer received his BA cum laude from the University of Dayton and his JD from the University of Cincinnati, and now resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife Jo.