Prior to his career with REI, Wells was a practicing attorney in Indianapolis, specializing in the real estate and tax-exempt financing area. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University and received a B.S. from Purdue University in interdisciplinary engineering. Wells is active in the community, serving as president of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, immediate past chairman of the Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and Crossroads Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He also serves on the executive committee of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and Building Owners and Managers Association and is a member of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site board of directors and the American Pianists Association. Wells is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and alumnus of the Stanley K Lacy Leadership program.
Ameriana Bancorp is a bank holding company. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ameriana Bank, the company offers an extensive line of banking services and provides a range of investments and securities products through banking centers in the central Indiana area. Ameriana Bank owns Ameriana Insurance Agency, a full-service insurance agency, and Ameriana Financial Services, which offers securities and insurance products through LPL Financial.