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July 25, 2016 40 Under Forty 2016

Kimberly Chamberlain

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Kimberly Chamberlain scales down the State House Square office tower in Hartford to raise money for Special Olympics.
Kimberly Chamberlain with her husband John in the middle of a 13-mile bike ride on Martha's Vineyard. 

Age: 34

Company: Wells Fargo & Co.

Title: Vice-President, District Manager

Town where I live: Trumbull

Town where I work: Meriden, Cheshire

College: Hofstra University


What do you do and what are your goals in your current job? I oversee 10 retail banking centers and am responsible for the growth, customer experience and revenue of each location. My goal is to develop and retain engaged and motivated teams, and through coaching and mentorship I help team members connect with customers to help them to achieve their financial goals.

What are your goals for your community involvement? I enjoy working with non-profits whose missions focus on building stronger, more resilient communities. I am passionate about financial literacy, knowing education lays the foundation for financial success.

What's your biggest passion? I grew up in a large, loving family, and as a mom, I am passionate about both enjoying and investing time and love in my family and my son. I am also passionate about positively impacting my customers, partners and team members.

What are your future aspirations? My biggest professional aspiration is to achieve a senior leadership role at my company, where I can impact as many customers and mentor as many team members as possible.

What role can young leaders play in shaping Hartford's future? I've always believed that the key to shaping any community's future lies with empowering our youth. Over the last few years I've had the pleasure to teach so many children in the Hartford area and beyond about how to plan for the future they want. The sooner kids talk about identifying needs versus wants, budgeting and saving, the better prepared they will be as adults to achieve financial success.

List four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

During the Wachovia-Wells Fargo merger, I emerged as a leader — I used my strategic thinking skills to build morale and incite passion in others. I manage a team of 95 team members and actively mentor several as they prepare for leadership roles.

I teach financial education lessons to children of all ages through the company's Hands on Banking program.

I volunteer with the nonprofits Habitat for Humanity and Neighborhood Housing Services.

I am the co-chair of Wells Fargo's PRIDE Team Member Network Connecticut chapter, which fosters inclusion and acceptance for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) team members, customers and allies.

Time Tested:

What personal possession in your life has withstood the test of time? My softball glove has been with me since high school.

What hobby did you develop at a young age that you still enjoy today? Softball

Twenty years ago, what did you envision as your future profession? I wanted to do something in business and travel the world, learn different languages and help people.

Who do you consider your mentor? My manager, Area President Kent McClun, and longtime colleague, District Manager Lucy Harriman

See the complete list of Forty Under 40 Winners for 2016! 

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