Executive Vice President Michael (Mike) Rizer is the Director of Community Relations and CRA Risk Management for Wells Fargo. 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 long-standing 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 Program 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 Charlotte Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing, and the Foundation for the Carolinas.
Rizer received his B.A. cum laude from the University of Dayton and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati, and now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife Jo and two daughters, Clare and Rachel.