Kathleen Vaughan is an Executive Vice President and member of the Management Committee at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage where she leads Wholesale Lending. She has been leading scale financial services companies for the last 20 years. Kathleen started her career at Goldman Sachs and went on to lead mid-sized financial services companies before joining Wells Fargo in 1994. Vaughan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from UCLA and a law Degree from Stanford Law School. While attending law school, Kathleen led a variety of non-profit initiatives including projects to stop domestic violence against women. At Wells Fargo, Vaughan has led various volunteer efforts and won the bank's prestigious Volunteer Service Award in 2005. Vaughan has been a sought after speaker in the areas of corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and the mortgage banking industry. Vaughan founded the non-profit BRIDGE (Building Resources to Inspire Dignity, Growth and Empowerment) for Africa in 2003 whose mission to provide the dignity of work for women in Africa. The foundation currently supports more than 20 projects in Africa in 8 countries contributing to the financial health of more than 28,000 people. BRIDGE for Africa is the distribution partner for Vital Voices which provides training and support services to artisan groups in Africa.
Vaughan contributes time and passion to the following Boards: Vital Voices, Washington DC, Boys and Girls Club of San Diego, Freedom Isn't Free of San Diego, CA.