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Recipe for Success with Guest Hector J. Ponte, Wells Fargo

Recipe for Success with Guest Hector J. Ponte, Wells Fargo

Update: 2021-03-02


Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally.

Let's get cooking! Hector J. Ponte is the Region Bank President for Wells Fargo’s Southeast

Florida region. He is responsible for 60 Wells Fargo branches and more than 650 employees in Broward County.

A 30-year veteran in financial services, Ponte previously served as Area President in Wells Fargo’s Dade/Broward Countyline market. He began his career as a part-time teller with Florida National Bank in 1986, and has been promoted throughout his career to teller supervisor, service manager, branch manager, district leader, region service director, and Florida At Work director.

A South Florida native, Ponte is very active in the community. He serves on the executive committee of the Miami-Dade Public Education Fund, where he has been a board member for 20 years and is Immediate Past Chair. He also sits on the boards of directors of the United Way of Broward, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance CEO Council, Broward Workshop, Autism Speaks/So. Florida and March of Dimes/Miami-Dade, previously serving as Chair of the Board of the latter.

Additionally, Ponte chairs Wells Fargo’s Volunteer Chapter in South Florida, which leads community and volunteer projects for Wells Fargo team members across Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe.

In 2012, Ponte was inducted into the Miami-Dade College Hall of Fame. In 2016, he was awarded the Distinguished Citizens Award by the South Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and selected by the National Diversity Council as a 2016 Top Latino Leader Award Winner. He was also selected to be part of the South Florida Business Journal’s Power Leaders list in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 and Power Leaders in Banking list in 2020. He was also named as one of the South Florida Business Journal’s Business of Pride Outstanding Voices in 2018 and received the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance’s 2018 CEO Council Economic Development Leadership Award.

He is a graduate of Miami-Dade College and is fluent in Spanish.

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Recipe for Success with Guest Hector J. Ponte, Wells Fargo

Recipe for Success with Guest Hector J. Ponte, Wells Fargo

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