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Pat Cortez

Pat Cortez is senior vice president for Wells Fargo’s public relations and government relations in Colorado. Under Pat’s leadership, Wells Fargo has received community service awards from the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Museo de las Americas and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2004, Pat was awarded the prestigious “Woman of Distinction” award by the Girl Scouts of Colorado

Pat oversees Wells Fargo’s charitable contributions in Colorado. In 2008, Wells Fargo awarded nearly $4.4 million to more than 900 Colorado nonprofit organizations.

A Colorado native, Pat has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry, all of it with Wells Fargo and its predecessors. She has held a number of positions within the company. Prior to her current position, she managed Wells Fargo’s business development efforts among emerging markets, including the African-American, Asian, Latino and women’s markets, with responsibility for nearly $1 billion in consumer assets.

Pat is actively involved in the Denver community where she was a founding member and past chair of the Colorado Scholarship Coalition. She previously served as a trustee of the Denver Public Library, a mayoral appointee to the Planning Board for the City and County of Denver, and director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver.

Pat currently serves on the board of directors of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Latin American Educational Foundation, the National Sports Center for the Disabled, and Visit Denver, the travel and visitor bureau for Denver, Colorado.