Though the financial services industry has seen its fair share of unparalleled doubt and instability, it certainly has not prevented Candy Moore, senior vice president and Southeast Community Development manager for Wells Fargo & Company, from enjoying a remarkable 19-year career.
Moore, who joined the company in 1993, is a successful financial executive and leader; responsible for the banking institution’s community lending, service and investment strategies and goals for Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Moore’s lending services extends to non-profit organizations, which enables her along with her team to provide hands-on banking on a daily basis, in addition to free resources to schools and non-profit organizations. Moore receives a great sense of joy providing financial education, while enhancing the lives of moderate-to-low income families.
A native of Tega Cay, S.C., Moore earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and marketing, graduating cum laude, from Converse College, a small liberal arts all-women’s college in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Moore made history when she delivered the commencement address for the 2011 graduating class of the Business Administration School; she was the first African American to do so.
As an undergraduate student, Moore was extremely active and developed her leadership skills, which she quickly began to hone very early on; participating in student government, Who’s Who, being inducted into the National Honor’s Society, and making the dean’s list.
“Having a liberal arts background has assisted me tremendously, and helped me become more diverse in my approach,” states Moore. Moore is confident that the leadership and volunteer opportunities she was afforded in college undoubtedly prepared her for thriving career.
Moore began her career as a branch manager where she gained immeasurable experience that proved to be instrumental in developing her career. Her extensive sales, development, consumer lending, and marketing knowledge prepared her for her current role as a top-performing executive. Moore continued to enhance her education and graduated from the yearlong Retail Consumer Bank Associate Management Program offered by Wells Fargo. She learned from her parents as a young girl what it meant to be dedicated and work hard; a lesson that has established her as an exceptional and valued leader.
Moore’s drive to assist the underserved of the community by giving a voice to the voiceless; mentoring, offering counsel, and helping others to avoid some of the pitfalls, roadblocks, and mistakes she’s made in her career is admirable to say the least. “No matter how much success you have in life, you didn’t do it by yourself,” says Moore.
Moore is unquestionably no stranger to success. Selected among 50 women nationally as a member of the Scott Hawkins Leadership Institute from 2010-2012; Moore is an incredibly active member of the community, a prominent constituent of the Atlanta Chapter of The Links Inc., and the 15th national president to serve on the national Fund Development Committee. Moore serves on the boards of the United Way of Greater Atlanta, as well as the Atlanta Business League and the Junior League of Atlanta Political Affairs Committee.
Despite Moore’s great level of success, she’s quite humble, and honored to be a part of the fabric of a great organization that believes in, and values their employees.
Having a strong customer service foundation has undeniably kept her grounded and connected to the community. “Success is an ongoing activity and effort to make a difference in the community. Working together as a company, and with the community,” says Moore.
As featured in the 14th edition of Who’s Who In Black Atlanta.