Byron K. Reed is senior vice president and Director of Community Relations for the Los Angeles Metro / Orange County Region.
He is responsible for spearheading Wells Fargo’s program to provide investments and loans for community/economic development and low-income housing initiatives throughout his regions.
Reed has more than 30+ years of banking experience working in the areas of community development, corporate philanthropy, government relations, trust services and small business and consumer banking.
Reed was a regional vice president for Wells Fargo’s Corporate Community Development Group in Texas from 1995 to 2001. Prior to re-joining, Wells Fargo in 2008, Reed was a senior vice president and business strategy executive in Bank of America’s Consumer Real Estate Group and was responsible for its Neighborhood Lending Unit. He was a senior vice president at JPMorgan Chase Bank for five years where he worked in various divisions, including Small Business Banking, Community Development and Global/Corporate Philanthropy. Reed’s previous experience also includes working for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board as vice president of its Small and Emerging Business Division.
Reed serves on various boards of non-profit organizations, including Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services, Los Angeles Urban League, LEAP (Learning Enrichment After-School Program), Los Angeles Police Foundation, Valley Economic Development Center, CFRC, the Pat Brown Institute, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, The First Tee of South Los Angeles,Inc., 100 Black Men of Greater Los Angeles, Inc., Chrysalis, Freewill CDC, Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board Youth Council, Southeast Symphony Orchestra Advisory Board, Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund Loan Review Committee, CSU-LA Friends of ECST Advisory Board, West Angeles CDC and Reed is a recent graduate of the Leadership Los Angeles Class of 2011. Reed was the Founding Chapter President of the 100 Black Men of Greater Dallas, Inc. and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Reed earned a bachelor’s degree in political science/public administration and a minor in business finance from the University of Oklahoma.