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Patty Juarez
Wells Fargo

Patty Juarez is a senior vice president and regional manager for the Wells Fargo Regional Commercial Banking Office (RCBO) in Anaheim, Calif. Patty oversees a team of commercial banking professionals that develop business relationships with middle-market companies in the North Orange County region that have annual revenues greater than $10 million.

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. In 2003, she was promoted to loan team manager and held this position until she transitioned to regional manager 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 M.B.A. in business administration from St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga.

Active in a variety of professional and community organizations, Patty is chairwoman-elect 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 and heads up its board development effort. 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 is also on the Leadership Council for THINK Together, an organization that provides high-quality academically-oriented out-of-school programs for students in disadvantaged communities. 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 Commercial Banking.

Patty lives in South Orange County, Calif., with her husband and daughter.