Smeal Undergraduate Distinguished Achievement Award
Honors an undergraduate alumnus whose career achievements have brought distinction to Smeal and whose commitment of time, talent, and resources has been key to enhancing the prestige of the college.
2014 Award Recipient: William J. Mayer '85 Accounting
William Mayer is the chief credit officer for wholesale banking at Wells Fargo & Company. He is responsible for the Commercial Bank, Capital Finance, Equipment Finance, Government Banking, Commercial Operating Asset Finance, and Credit Resolution portfolios. Previously, Mayer served as president of the Commercial and Retail Finance Group in Wells Fargo Capital Finance, which he successfully led and grew for more than eight years. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Capital Finance - Retail Finance Division, he spent almost 14 years with GE Capital in various leadership roles, both domestically and internationally, holding positions in their Commercial Finance Group, Retailer Financial Services, and Healthcare Finance Group. Before joining GE Capital, he was at KPMG Peat Marwick. Mayer is originally from Philadelphia and now resides in the Boston area with his wife, Cynthia ’85 Marketing and two daughters, Brittany ’14 Marketing and Katherine.