Drinal Foster is a Vice President and Sr. Business Support Manager at Wells Fargo. Here she leads a new Center of Excellence of administrative support partners that enables business leaders to more effectively manage their diverse businesses and drive transformation at the company. This group is dedicated to delivering world-class support with an operational excellence mindset.
A 25-year Wells Fargo veteran, Foster started her financial services career at the company as a teller in 1995. Throughout her career, she has held a variety of HR and business leadership positions before assuming her current assignment.
Most recently, she led Treasury Management’s customer education program, directing a global team of training professionals to deliver outstanding customer training experiences to over 20,000 commercial banking customers annually.
Foster is a member of the Wells Fargo Twin Cities Contribution Council with responsibility for awarding $7.6 million annually in charitable gifts to local non-profits; previously held the position of chair for the Wells Fargo Minnesota Diversity & Inclusion Council; and is an active member in her community. She mentors high school students with Girls Taking ActionTM at Patrick Henry High School in North Minneapolis and champions the BE MSP (BIPOC focused) initiative under the Make It. MSP. charter. She’s currently serves on the board of directors for the Cookie Cart (a non-profit bakery & youth employment program), the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce and the Salvation Army Twin Cities.
Foster is the founding member of Twin Cities Black Affinity Network Development Day (TCBANDD) which is a collaborative of cross-sector Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders from other major corporations committed to professional development and networking. She’s also a member of the Executive Women’s Council Committee with the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. Foster is also a member of the MSP Airport’s Traveler Advisory Committee offering insights on customer travel experiences.
Foster was recently recognized as a 2020 Minnesota Civic Leader by the Citizens League and selected as a 2019 Minnesota Young American Leader by the Itasca Project in partnership with Harvard Business School & The University of Minnesota. Foster received Wells Fargo’s coveted Diversity Champion Award for her unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. She is a three-time Wells Fargo Sales & Service award winner (the top 3% of all company employees).
Foster holds a degree in Organizational Leadership and Communication from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has credentials as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and is a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
A native of Seattle, Washington, Foster currently resides in Minneapolis. She enjoys traveling, interior design, and the arts.