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Tanya Sanders

Head of Auto
Wells Fargo

Tanya Sanders is the Head of Wells Fargo Auto, a division of Wells Fargo Consumer Lending. Wells Fargo Auto is a leading indirect auto lender offering consumers vehicle financing through a network of approximately 11,000 dealers nationwide. With a loan portfolio of over $57 billion, we serve more than 3 million consumers’ auto financing needs. 

Tanya brings over 20 years of financial services experience to her role, including numerous leadership positions within auto finance. Most recently, Tanya served as the Head of Auto Transformation leading the business’s innovation work to develop product strategy, Agile transformation, digital capacities, strategic partnerships and customer experience and insights. Prior to that, she was the Head of Retail Underwriting and Fulfillment responsible for improving the customer experience and consistency delivered by Wells Fargo Auto’s underwriting, funding and aftermarket teams.  

Before joining Wells Fargo, Tanya was the managing director of Business Operations for Chase Auto, where she oversaw shared services operations for retail and private label auto originations. She has also held progressive roles at Bank of America and General Electric in auto, small business, business banking and consumer finance businesses. Over the course of her career, she has earned experience in sales, strategy and business development, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate audit.   

She received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and MBA from the University of Florida. She also completed her Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. 

Tanya champions Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), serving as the executive sponsor for Wells Fargo’s Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of PRIDE and the former co-chair for Consumer Lending’s DEI Council.  She is also a member of the American Financial Services Association where she serves as chair for the Women’s Leadership Council. Tanya is a thought leader in the industry and was recognized as an Executive to watch in 2022 by Auto Finance News and in 2020 was named Auto Finance Executive of the Year by Cherokee Media. 

Tanya is based in Irving, Texas.