Mary E. Zimmer

Mary E. Zimmer


Alerus board member since 2021

Former Director of Diverse Client Segments, Wells Fargo Advisors

Former Regional President, Northern Region, Wells Fargo Advisors

Former Head of International Wealth USA, Royal Bank of Canada U.S. Wealth Management

Ms. Zimmer brings more than 35 years of experience in financial services with extensive background of wealth management, capital markets, strategic planning, client segmentation, and product development.

She most recently served as Regional President for Wells Fargo Advisors (WFA) wealth management business. In her role as Regional President, she led the Northern Region covering ten states across the Midwest and Northwest. Ms. Zimmer later launched and led WFA’s Diverse Client Segments team. Prior to Wells Fargo, she held leadership roles at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) U.S. Wealth Management, including Head of International Wealth USA, Head of Wealth Management Services, and Chief Operating Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. Before beginning her wealth management career, Ms. Zimmer worked in public accounting as a licensed CPA at Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young).

Ms. Zimmer received her B.A. in Business and Accounting at the University of Saint Thomas and her M.B.T. in Business Taxation at the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management.