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Wells Fargo exec in line to be chamber chair in 2016

The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday it has named Wells Fargo executive Laura Schulte second vice chair of its executive committee, putting her in line to serve as chair of the chamber in 2016.

Schulte, based in Charlotte, runs community banking operations for the San Francisco-based lender’s Eastern region.

“I am very honored to serve on the board of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce,” Schulte said in a statement. “We are united in our vision with the chamber to help build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life and make a positive difference throughout the city.”

The chair of the chamber serves a one-year term.

According to the chamber, former and current chairs of the 22-member executive committee choose the second vice chair.

Michael Tarwater, CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System, is the incoming chair of the chamber. The committee’s first vice chair, Thomas Skains, president and CEO of Piedmont Natural Gas, will serve as chair of the chamber in 2015.

The new chair officially takes their post during the chamber’s annual meeting in December.

Brett Carter, chief distribution officer for Duke Energy, is the outgoing chair.

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