ANDREW BARNES

VBH Board Member Since 2011

Andrew has been a member of the Wells Fargo family since 1999. He joined the bank as a Human Resource recruiter and currently leads Military National Partnerships and Programs for the Enterprise.

Through the years, he has become involved with veteran recruiting and is on the Board of Directors of the Veteran's Team Member Network as the National Outcomes Chair. He is the project manager for Cell Phones for Soldiers, a VTMN nationally sponsored campaign. He is heavily involved in working with veterans to decode their military resumes, along with helping the transition into a corporate environment. In 2012, Andrew received the Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award. In 2014, Andrew started the Appalachian Warrior Foundation, an organization that assists military veterans. The same year, Andrew created the Dr. Thomas L. Barnes Veteran Scholarship Fund in honor of his father who was the Director of Students at Wytheville Community College (VA) and a Retired Naval Captain (O-6). The scholarship helps provide educational needs to student veterans.

He served honorably in the US Navy Reserves, as a Petty Officer from 1992-2000 with the Seabees and was attached to Amphibious Construction Battalion 2 DET 106, in Little Creek, Virginia.

He has an associate degree from Wytheville Community College in Education and is a graduate of Radford University (Virginia) with a BS degree in History. Andrew sits on the Board of Directors for Veterans Bridge Home, a 501c3 veteran non-profit, that Wells Fargo supports and as the Chairman for the US Army Advisory Board, along with leading the Carolina's Alliance for Veteran Employment Roundtable.

Fun Fact: Andrew played college soccer and his cousin is John Glenn, US Marine and Astronaut.

Project Manager, Talent Acquisition and Planning at Wells Fargo