Ruth Jacks assumed the role of head of Diverse Segments for Commercial Banking in June 2023. Ruth and her team are responsible for overseeing the commercial banking relationships with Black and African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American, Asian, LGBTQ+, veteran, and women entrepreneurs across the U.S., developing solutions to help them achieve their financial objectives through access to Wells Fargo’s capital, network, and expertise.

Previously, Ruth was head of Data, Transformation, and Sales Enablement for Commercial Banking, where she and her team worked to define and execute a strategy to simplify the data environment, improve foundational lending platforms, and enable the sales teams to drive line of business results.

With more than 25 years of leadership and banking experience, Ruth joined Wells Fargo in 2021 after serving as the Sales Strategy and Analytics Executive at Texas Capital Bank. Before Texas Capital Bank, Ruth was a senior leader at Bank of America acting as a key member of their Responsible Growth strategy and think-tank team. Prior to her Bank of America tenure, Ruth held several positions at General Electric Company (GE). While at GE Medical Systems, Ruth taught and certified the groundbreaking first class of Healthcare Industry Master Black Belts. This work won multiple community impact awards, including GE’s Icon Award, for which Ruth was inducted into GE’s Hall of Fame.
Completing her bachelor’s degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, Ruth graduated from the Graduate School of Banking and the Wharton School Executive Leadership program at the University of Pennsylvania. As a GE-trained and certified Lean and Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Ruth has taught transformational change management methodologies at universities, notably ivy leagues’ Cornell and Yale.

Ruth is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) and serves as the co-chair of the Commercial Banking DE&I council. She is also actively involved in various community and national groups, including the Human Rights Campaign. Ruth currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas.
Her family is her top priority, and she enjoys spending as much time as she can with her wife, son, three grandsons, and three daughters, who she is currently in the process of adopting.

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.