Senior Vice President,
Patty Juarez, Senior Vice President,
Commercial Banking Group at Wells
Fargo & Company has paved the way
for many throughout her over 26-year career at Wells Fargo. Juarez serves
as the National Diverse Segments Director creating, developing, and
executing Wells Fargo’s diverse segments strategy within several lines of
business. Joining Wells Fargo in 1995, Juarez has held a variety of leadership
roles in technology lending, credit, and sales and marketing until
transitioning to Regional Vice President of the North Orange County
Commercial Banking office in 2010.
Active in a variety of professional and community organizations, Juarez
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.
Additionally, Juarez is on the Latinx Outreach Advisory Board for Delta airlines,
the advisory board of the Latino Donor Collaborative, and on the Dean’s Board
of Counselors for Chapman University’s school of business and economics.
Last year Juarez was appointed as President of the Latin Connection Team
Member Network for Wells Fargo, representing over 48,000 Latinos at Wells
Fargo – the largest minority group at the Bank at nearly 20% of the
workforce. Within her President role, she has helped uplift the Latin
Connection leadership team, setting higher standards to elevate the Hispanic
agenda for Latino team members and the Latino community. Juarez earned
her bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting from the
University of California at Berkeley, and her MBA from St. Mary’s College of
California in Moraga.
Juarez has been featured on Forbes and Hispanic Executive as a
trailblazing Latina, she often speaks about topics such as Diversity and
Inclusion, diverse segments, multi-cultural marketing, access to capital, and
financial literacy. She has been invited to speak at Harvard University,
Stanford, UCI, and Chapman University as well as numerous community and
civic organizations across the country.
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She also worked as part of the marketing and business development
teams for some of the largest firms in Florida and the U.S., including Hunton
Andrews Kurth, Akerman, Holland & Knight, and Greenberg Traurig.
She holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University with a specialty
in global management, a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida
International University, Honors College, and an associate’s degree in
political science from Miami Dade College, Honors College.
Lead by example, shaping both New
American Funding and the housing
industry, Patty Arvielo is the
Co-Founder and President of the New
American Funding. Influencing the
real estate finance industry in terms
of lending policy initiatives and she rallies for the upward mobility of women
in the workplace overall, Arvielo is a nationally recognized businesswoman;
leading a mortgage bank with about 4,900 employees and 195 nationwide
branches. Arvielo is involved in the National Association of Hispanic Real
Estate Professionals (NAHREP). She has inspired New American Funding
managers to obtain local chapter and board positions with the same group
in their areas. To better serve Hispanic communities, Arvielo spearheaded
the Latino Focus Committee within her organization. Their mission is to
identify, and address challenges Hispanic consumers face in their pursuit of
homeownership and to enhance the quality of their lending experience.
Arvielo serves on the Executive Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)
Orange County. She also serves on the National Park Foundation Board of
Directors, where she is serving a six-year term as a new board member. She
also serves on the Latino Donor Collaborative Board and the Mortgage
Bankers Association Affordable Homeownership Advisory
Council (MBA). She
was also selected to serve a 3-year term on the Housing Counseling Federal
Advisory Committee (HCFAC).
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