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Institute for Family Culture

Mark Speltz

Senior Historian

Mark Speltz

Mark is a vice president and senior historian for Wells Fargo Wealth Management and Abbot Downing. He joined Wells Fargo in 2017, bringing expertise and experience in historical research, architectural history, exhibit development, and corporate history to the team.

As a member of the Family and Business History Center, Mark uses historical documents and storytelling to help families of unique wealth discover, understand, and preserve their family history for the benefit of future generations. Mark enjoys helping families find commonalities and shared bonds across generations and great distances.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Mark was a senior historian at American Girl. His public history experience includes volunteering with local historical societies and collaborating on documentaries and exhibitions, including one at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of Minnesota and his Master of Arts in History with a specialization in Public History from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has authored his third book, North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South, which was published by the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2016.