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Marilyn Drayton

Wells Fargo

Marilyn Drayton is Senior Vice President and Senior Manager, leading all philanthropy and community impact efforts for Wells Fargo’s Florida and Southeast region – Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi. In her role, she manages the company’s community relations strategic initiatives, programmatic activities, strategic philanthropy and market reputation risk. She works closely with line of business executives and market leaders influencing positive outcomes and community solutions focused on housing access and affordability, small business growth, financial health and sustainability throughout local markets. 

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she served as South Region Group Manager for Community Development at TD Bank with responsibilities for the Carolinas and Florida regions. She was integral in managing the bank’s NMTC, LIHTC and CDFI lending and investment efforts. She served as a Director and Vice President of TD Community Development Corporation, managing the bank’s NMTC Advisory Board. In this role, she was instrumental in the bank securing multiple NMTC allocation awards totaling $325 million.

She has received several industry awards and community leadership recognitions including:

  • •2022 Onyz Magazine – Women on the Move Award 
  • •Martin Luther King Dream Movers Award 
  • •Black Women Visionaries: Community Advocate Award 
  • •James E. Huger Community Leadership Award 
  • •Florida Affordable Housing Leadership Award 
  • •SC Community Development Award 
  • •Mayor’s Key to the City of Columbia, South Carolina 
  • •National Council of Negro Women “Living the Legacy” Award 

Additionally, Drayton has served as a presenter and panelist at industry conferences relative to diversity, CRA and community development best practices. She serves as a member of various boards to include the Black Business Investment Fund, Florida Community Loan Fund, Florida Housing Coalition, Past President of the SC Association of Community Development Corporations and the Affordable Housing Coalition of South Carolina. She is a longtime supporter and volunteer with the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Clara White Mission, and Pine Castle.