Tanya Sanders, head of Wells Fargo Auto, will return to the Auto Finance Summit as part of the executive dialogue panel at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Wynn Las Vegas. Sanders was the Women in Auto Finance keynote speaker at the 2020 Summit.
Sanders has 23 years of financial services experience including in auto finance, operations, business transformation and business development. In July, she took the reins at Wells Fargo Auto, where she had previously served as head of the bank’s auto transformation team and the auto underwriting and fulfillment team. She was recently promoted to the head of the bank’s auto arm. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2019, Sanders was the managing director at Chase Auto. She previously served as a managing director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and a senior vice president at Bank of America.
Wells Fargo has a managing portfolio of more than $51 billion.
Sanders also serves as a committee chair for the Women’s Leadership Council for the American Financial Services Association board of directors and is co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council at Wells Fargo consumer lending. She emphasizes connecting with people and fostering relationships, as well as making an impact in the community in her career.
“I would say having a mentor or an advisor familiar with the industry is important, and have more than one if you can find them, especially when it comes to navigating and having a sounding board when you’re facing challenges,” Sanders said in her 2020 Women in Auto Finance keynote speech. “I get a lot of value out of having an impact in my community. And that’s what fills my cup so I make sure I block time for that as well.”
Sanders rounds out an executive panel that includes Mahesh Aditya, president and chief executive officer at Santander Consumer USA; Dan Brogan, chief financial officer of dealer services at U.S. Bank; and Peter Muriungi, chief executive officer at Chase Auto. The panelists will discuss topics such as the rise in outstandings in auto, residual inflationary effects of the pandemic and rate-driven hyper-competition post-pandemic.
Auto Finance Summit attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to network with top minds of the auto finance industry while attending sessions covering the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic; ideas for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; and best practices for upgrading legacy technology systems.