William Daley

CSIS Trustee

Bill Daley is Vice Chairman of Public Affairs for Wells Fargo and leads the Public Affairs organization of approximately 780 team members globally. Public Affairs includes Corporate Communications, Government Relations & Public Policy, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, and Corporate Philanthropy & Community Relations. Bill joined BNY Mellon as Vice Chairman in 2019, where he had responsibility for Government Affairs, Communications, Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility. He was also a member of BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee.  In 2010, Bill was appointed Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, a post he held until 2012. He joined JPMorgan Chase in 2004, where he was Vice Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee with a number of responsibilities, including leading the bank’s corporate responsibility program, until he left to join the Obama administration. In 2001, Bill was appointed President of SBC Communications, leaving there to join JPMorgan Chase.  From 1997 to 2000, he was Secretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration. Bill stepped down to run Al Gore's campaign for President in 2000. Prior to joining the Clinton administration in 1997, he was a partner at Mayer, Brown & Platt and was appointed to the board of Fannie Mae by President Bill Clinton in 1993. A lawyer by profession, Bill joined Amalgamated Bank of Chicago as Vice Chairman in 1989 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the bank from 1990 to 1993. Bill has experience as a board member of various public companies and also has served on the boards of a number of academic, medical, charitable and civic organizations. He currently serves as a board member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Chicago Council of Global Affairs, and other charitable and civic organizations. Bill earned an undergraduate degree from Loyola University and a J.D. from the John Marshall Law School.