Lisa McGeough Elected to Scholarship America’s Board of Trustees
By Claire Berge Schmidt
Scholarship America®, the nation’s leading nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization, is pleased to announce Lisa McGeough, co-head of Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) and co-head of Wells Fargo International of Wells Fargo & Company, has been elected to its Board of Trustees.
“We are pleased to welcome Lisa McGeough to serve on our board,” said Robert C. Ballard, president and CEO of Scholarship America. “She is an accomplished leader with decades of global institutional sales and banking expertise as well as a strong personal commitment to supporting all students achieve their educational dreams.”
McGeough is co-head of Corporate & Investment Banking at Wells Fargo and co-head of Wells Fargo International. In this role, she co-leads an accomplished team of relationship managers and capital markets specialists who deliver a comprehensive suite of corporate banking, investment banking, equity and fixed income solutions, with sales, trading, and research capabilities, to corporate, government, and institutional customers across North America, Asia, and Europe. Wells Fargo International encompasses all business and support functions (with the exception of enterprise Global Services) that operates in Asia Pacific (APAC), Canada, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and Latin America. Partnering with the international line of business leaders across Wells Fargo, she oversees governance and strategy of all functions in the international regions.
Prior to her current roles, McGeough led the Financial Institutions Group at Wells Fargo, focused on building long-term relationships with banks and non-bank financial institutions globally and she served as head of the Industrials Group in Wells Fargo Corporate Banking. She also formerly served as a regional head of Wells Fargo Securities Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and CEO of Wells Fargo Securities International (WFSIL), where she was responsible for overseeing investment banking and capital markets activities, including advisory services and sales and trading in the EMEA region.
McGeough has nearly 30 years of institutional sales and marketing experience, and joined Wells Fargo through the predecessor firm, Wachovia, in 2005. She spent eight years with Morgan Stanley Inc, where she was a director in leveraged finance, and was also the high-yield product manager for generalist sales. She also held roles at Toronto Dominion Securities and Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup).
“It is an honor to join the board of Trustees for Scholarship America,” said Lisa McGeough, co-head of Corporate & Investment Banking and co-head of Wells Fargo International. “A degree not only elevates an individual, it elevates communities and has a lasting impact for generations. I am passionate about promoting diversity, inclusion and scholarship opportunities that will help students across all backgrounds gain access to higher education. Scholarship America’s mission of helping students fulfill their educational goals is a truly worthy one that I am proud to join.”
McGeough earned her B.A. in economics and graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She participated in executive education programs at Harvard Business School. She represented Wells Fargo Securities in the EMEA as a board member of Wells Fargo International Limited. Her membership on the Committee of 200, a prominent organization composed of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators, and her inclusion in the 2015 Financial News 100 Most Influential Women in Financial Services list reflect her internationally recognized influence and leadership. As a champion of diversity, she actively supports efforts designed to create inclusive environments where all employees are valued and recognized for their contributions.
About Scholarship America
Scholarship America is a non-profit organization that helps students fulfill their college dreams. Since 1958, Scholarship America has distributed nearly $4.3 billion to more than 2.6 million students. The organization works with partners to lower barriers to a college education and give students the support needed to succeed. Learn more at scholarshipamerica.org.