Wells Fargo & Co. executive Todd N. Wartchow has joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s national Board of Directors. Over the past decade Wartchow has been on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles, and most recently Metropolitan Chicago. During this time, Todd held several leadership roles including chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles immediately prior to relocating to Chicago three years ago.
“We are honored to have Todd Wartchow join our national Board of Directors,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s President and Chief Executive Officer T. Charles Pierson. “The knowledge and background that he brings to the table will play a key role as we continue to help children facing adversity. We recognize Wells Fargo and many of its leaders for their existing commitment across numerous BBBS affiliate chapters nation-wide and look forward to working with Todd and the entire Wells Fargo team in growing a new national partnership.”
Wartchow is currently the Group Financial Officer of Wells Fargo’s Insurance businesses that include the fifth largest insurance broker in the world and also the largest crop insurance provider in the U.S. Prior to Wells Fargo, Wartchow was previously affiliated with American Express and KPMG. Wartchow received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Wartchow currently resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife and three children.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary, released in 2012, substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 100-year history. With about 350 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 630,000 children, volunteers and families. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer at BigBrothersBigSisters.org.