2017 Latina of Influence | Patty Juarez
Hispanic Lifestyle is pleased to recognize Banking Executive and Community Leader Patty Juarez as a 2017 Latina of Influence. Ms. Juarez along with our entire list of 2017 Latinas of Influence are invited to participate in Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2017 Latina Conference taking place April 5 – 6, 2017 in Ontario, California.
Patty Juarez has spent over 20 years in Middle Market Banking where she has held various leadership roles. Currently Patty serves as the National Diverse Segments Director creating, developing and executing Wells Fargo strategy within several lines of business in Wholesale Banking.
Patty joined Wells Fargo in 1995 as a financial analyst in the San Diego RCBO. After completing the Wells Fargo Credit Management Training Program in 1998, she joined the Santa Clara RCBO as a relationship manager and was promoted to loan team manager and held this position until she transitioned to RVP of the Anaheim office in 2010. Patty earned her bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MBA from St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga.
Active in a variety of professional and community organizations, Patty was chairwoman for the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which represents the interests of Orange County’s 30,000 Hispanic-owned businesses. She also sits on the board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Orange County where she serves as Vice Chair. CASA is a nonprofit organization that trains community volunteers to serve as powerful mentors and advocates for our community’s abused, abandoned, and neglected children. Patty also serves on The Prentice School Board where she advocates for children with learning differences. Lastly, Patty sits on the Dean’s Board of Counselors for Chapman University’s school of business and economics.
Internally, Patty mentors team members throughout Wells Fargo, assists with the company’s diverse candidate recruitment, and is part of the Women’s Leadership and Diversity Councils for Middle Market Banking.
Patty lives in South Orange County, Calif., with her husband, daughter, and son.