Patty Juarez

Chair

SVP, Wells Fargo & Company

Patty Juarez has spent more than 26 years in Commercial Banking where she has held various leadership roles. Currently, Patty serves as the head of Diverse Segments creating, developing, and executing our Diverse Segments strategy for Commercial Banking. Patty earned her bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga.

Patty joined Wells Fargo in 1995 as a financial analyst and completed the bank’s Credit Management Training Program in 1998. She joined the Santa Clara office where she focused on technology clients and was promoted to credit officer and held this position until she transitioned to regional vice president of the North Orange County office in 2010.

Patty is active in a variety of professional and community organizations. She was chairwoman and now board development chair of the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which represents the interests of Orange County’s 30,000 Hispanic-owned businesses. She is also chair of the board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Orange County. CASA trains community volunteers to serve as powerful mentors and advocates for the community’s abused, abandoned, and neglected children. Patty is also a member of the Latinx Outreach Leadership Advisory Board at Delta Airlines, the Orange County School of the Arts Foundation Board, and on the advisory board of the Latino Donor Collaborative. Lastly, Patty sits on the dean’s board of counselors for Chapman University’s school of business and on Chapman's Board of Governors.

Externally, Patty often speaks about topics such as Diversity and Inclusion, diverse segments, multi-cultural marketing, and financial literacy. Internally, Patty is the president of Latin Connection, one of the largest employee resource groups at Wells Fargo (50 chapters) representing more than 40,000 Latinos. She also serves as cochair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council for Commercial Banking.

Patty lives in South Orange County, California, with her husband Manny and her children Isabella and Max.

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