As a Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo Government Relations, Dave coordinates Wells Fargo’s legislative and political agenda in the Desert Mountain region, which includes six states: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. He also oversees involvement in state bankers’ associations and other state trade groups, and the Wells Fargo Employee Political Action Committee fundraising and disbursement activities in his service area.
Before joining Wells Fargo in 2003, Howell was Vice President of Marketing & Communication for Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management. His professional career has also included corporate affairs at other financial services institutions. Dave worked for twenty years in broadcast journalism, including as Vice President/News Director for KSAZ-TV (then KTSP) in Phoenix, as News Director, WXIA-TV in Atlanta, as News Operations Manager & Assignment Editor, KUSA-TV (then KBTV) in Denver, as Assistant News Director & Assignment Manager at KMGH-TV in Denver, as Reporter/anchor & New Director KHRH-TV (then KTEW) in Tulsa and as Reporter/anchor at KGUN-TV in Tucson. He also served as an Adjunct Professor, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication at Arizona State University and is a multi, Regional-Emmy Award recipient.
Howell earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
Dave has also been active in the community, serving in various capacities with the Arizona Science Center, the Valley of the Sun United Way, Phoenix Public Library Foundation, Audubon Arizona, the Arizona Fiesta Bowl, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Tax Research Association, Phoenix Rotary Club, Oregon Bankers Association, Arizona Business & Education Coalition, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.