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Wells Fargo names EVP of Community Lending & Investment department

Wells Fargo & Company has named John Epstein as executive vice president in its Community Lending & Investment department.

In his role, Epstein manages 43 team members who provide financing for multi-family affordable housing construction projects across the nation and will oversee loan teams in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Fort Worth, New York City, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Epstein started his financial services career in 1988 at First Interstate Bancorp in Houston as a Real Estate workout relationship manager.

He later transferred to Oregon to work in a similar position and then joined the Community Lending & Investment group in 1995 and was promoted to senior vice president in 2002.

Epstein chairs the Council for Oregon Housing & Community Services and also volunteers on the boards of Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, California Community Reinvestment, and Temple Beth Israel in Portland.