National Diverse Segments Director, Commercial Banking Group
Wells Fargo & Company
Patty Juarez has spent over 24 years in Commercial Banking where she has held various leadership roles. Currently Patty serves as National Diverse Segments Director creating, developing, and executing our strategy within several lines of business in Wholesale Banking. 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.
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.
Active in a variety of professional and community organizations, Patty 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 on the board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Orange County where she serves as Audit Chair. CASA trains community volunteers to serve as powerful mentors and advocates for the community’s abused, abandoned, and neglected children. Lastly, Patty sits on the Dean’s Board of Counselors for Chapman University’s school of business and economics.
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 (53 chapters) representing over 45,000 Latinos. She is co-chair of key committees in the Women in Leadership Council and Diversity Councils for Wholesale and Commercial Banking.
Patty lives in South Orange County, Calif., with her husband Manny and her children Isabella and Max.