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

Mary Zimmer is the former regional president for Wells Fargo Advisors’, or WFA, wealth management business. She brings more than 35 years of experience in financial services with an extensive background in wealth management, capital markets, strategic planning, client segmentation, and product development.

In her role as regional president of WFA, Ms. Zimmer 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 WFA, Ms. Zimmer held leadership roles at Royal Bank of Canada 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 certified public accountant at Arthur Young, now Ernst & Young.

Ms. Zimmer received her bachelor’s degree 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.