Wendell Carl Blaylock has been with Wells Fargo Bank since 1992 and a Nevada resident since 1993. In addition to his human resource responsibilities, Wendell is deeply involved with community, diversity & inclusion and veteran advocacy.
Wendell brings over thirty years of human resources experience to Wells Fargo. He began his financial services career in Dallas, Texas and subsequently worked in a variety of human resource capacities before reaching his current position.
Wendell is a United States Air Force (Captain) veteran. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and his Masters of Science degree from the University of Texas-Arlington. In 2008, he was honored by the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow as a Citizen of Distinction and by Who’s Who in Black Las Vegas. In 2010, Wendell was recognized by Wells Fargo as the Southern Nevada Partner of the Year. He is also a 2011 graduate of the company’s diverse leaders program.
In 2012 he was appointed by the White House to serve as an advisor to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, assisting with fact-finding investigations and the dissemination of information pertinent to local and state civil rights issues for Nevada, and has served as the Chair of the Peer-to-Peer Violence/Bullying Sub-Committee. Wendell earned certification in strategic diversity & inclusion management from Georgetown University in 2013 and is an adjunct faculty member in the University’s School of Continuing Studies.
Wendell’s community involvement is extensive. He has served on a number of boards including the Urban Chamber of Commerce, Urban Financial Services Coalition, National Conference of Community & Justice and the Nevada Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Wendell was also a member of the Nevada Supreme Court Task Force for the Study of Racial & Economic Bias in the Criminal Justice System and the Southern Nevada African-American Advisory Committee.
He has been a guest speaker for Teach for America, the Human Rights Campaign and the University of Nevada – Las Vegas concerning diversity & inclusion.
Quote from Dr. Martin Luther King on his profile: “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” He have this quote in his office and references it’s meaning on a daily basis.