For over a decade, noted community and business leader Michele Lawrence has served Philadelphia and its surrounding counties by educating and mentoring individuals and neglected communities on financial literacy and economic empowerment. Via workshops and discussions at churches, community centers and private homes, Lawrence has educated more than 5,000 individuals. Since 2009, she has served as a senior vice president and community banking president for the Delaware Valley Central market of Wells Fargo. As part of her role as SVP and community banking president, Lawrence goes into various communities to educate individuals and organizations on the importance of financial literacy. Outside of Wells Fargo, Lawrence actively mentors young men and women on self-esteem and educational empowerment. She has spoken to Rutgers EOP students, WEPAC young girls and at Common Cents workshops. Most recently, Lawrence partnered with the Call Me MISTER program at Cheyney University to launch the August 2011 Saving Our Boys Leadership Development Institute. Lawrence sits on the boards of ACHIEVEability and Impact Charities. She also serves on the school district of Philadelphia’s Renaissance Advisory Board. Lawrence is also a member of the Urban Financial Services Coalition (USFC).