Honoree: Patty Juarez
Honored by: Wells Fargo
Patty Juarez is Senior Vice President and Regional Manager at Wells Fargo’s Commercial Banking Office in Orange, CA. Patty earned her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MBA in business administration from St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga where she graduated with honors. Active in a variety of professional and community organizations, Patty sits on the board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Orange County and heads up its board development effort. CASA is an organization that trains community volunteers to serve as powerful mentors and advocates for our community’s abused, abandoned, and neglected children. She is also a board member at The Prentice School. The Prentice School is a private, nonprofit school that provides specialized programs to students with learning differences. Patty is also on the Leadership Council for THINK Together, an organization that provides high-quality academically-oriented after school programs for students in disadvantaged communities. She sits on the Dean’s Board of Counselors for Chapman University’s school of business and economics. Lastly, she is immediate past chair and board member of the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, an organization that represents the interests of Orange County’s 33,000 Hispanic-owned businesses. Internally, Patty mentors team members throughout Wells Fargo, assists with the company’s diverse candidate recruitment, and chaired the Women’s Leadership Group and is active in the Diversity Council for Commercial Banking. In terms of recognition, the National Latina Business Women Association selected Patty as the Corporate Leader of the Year for their 2015 Women of Excellence Awards. In 2014, Patty was named “Woman of the Year” by the National Hispanic Business Women Association for her work in the corporate sector. As a result of her dedication to the community and her Board service in Orange County, Patty was honored with OneOC’s 2013 Spirit of Volunteerism Award by the OC Volunteer Chapter of Wells Fargo. Patty was also recognized by the Orange County Business Journal with Women in Business Nominations for 2013, 2014, and 2015.