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Pat Yarrington, CFO of Chevron, to be honored as “2013 Financial Woman of the Year” by the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco

Award luncheon has provided over $1,850,000 in scholarship grants to more than 200 Bay Area women.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2013 – The Financial Women’s Association (FWA) of San Francisco has selected Patricia E. (Pat) Yarrington, as the 2013 Financial Woman of the Year. This award recognizes Yarrington for her decades of corporate financial leadership at Chevron and role as the chairman of the San Francisco Federal Reserve board of directors. Yarrington joined Chevron as a financial analyst over 30 years ago and gradually gained responsibilities culminating with her designation as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2009. 

“We are honored to have Pat represent our organization as Financial Woman of the Year,” said Anne Chambers, president of FWA of San Francisco. “For over three decades she has lived out our theme of ‘lead, mentor, inspire’ by demonstrating focus and commitment to her evolving financial career, supporting her colleagues and future women leaders, and contributing to the larger financial community through her involvement with the San Francisco Federal Reserve. She is an outstanding role model for the FWA.”

The Financial Woman of the Year Award, presented by the FWA Scholarship Fund, recognizes and applauds the role women play in the field of finance in the Bay Area. Yarrington’s selection as the 2013 award recipient will be formally announced at the Annual Scholarship Luncheon honoring the 10 recipients of the FWA’s 2013 scholarship awards on June 6, 2013 at the City Club in San Francisco.

“This award is especially meaningful to me as a recipient of scholarships during both my undergraduate and graduate studies,” stated Yarrington. “I applaud how FWA provides funding and mentorship for women as finance students as well as ongoing support over the course of their careers.”

Yarrington’s commitment to women's leadership is evidenced by her ongoing involvement with the Forté Foundation, a non-profit consortium of major corporations and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women.

Presentation of Yarrington’s award will take place at The Financial Woman of the Year Luncheon to be held on September 27, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco. This award luncheon directly supports the FWA’s Scholarship Fund. Since 1985, the FWA Scholarship Fund has awarded over $1,850,000 in scholarship grants to more than 200 Bay Area women who show promise as future financial leaders.

Yarrington joins a distinguished list of previous honorees including Barbara Morrison, Founder and President of TMC Financing; Katie Hall, CEO and CIO, Hall Capital Partners; Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, President, Citibank California; Janet Lamkin, President, Bank of America California; Leslie Tang Schilling, Director, Union Square Investments Company; Ann Winblad, Founding Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners; and Marie Berggren, Chief Investment Officer and Vice President-Investments, Office of the President and Acting Treasurer of The Regents, The University of California

2013 Sponsors of the FWA Financial Woman of the Year luncheon to date include KPMG LLP, Lenos Software, John Crane Films, SF Business Times, Ireland Productions, KLM Marketing Services, Union Bank, Rina Accountancy Corporation, and Robert Half.

About Chevron

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif.

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About The Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco

FWA promotes the development, career progress, and leadership of women in finance and financial services. We attract executive and managerial level women whose expertise ranges from investment management and analysis to accounting, banking, marketing, communications, corporate treasury, financial underwriting, and estate and personal financial planning, among other disciplines. Our ranks include CEOs, CFOs, corporate treasurers, CPAs and attorneys, as well as commercial and private bankers, investment advisors, fund managers, securities analysts, administrators, consultants, recruiters, and other professionals.

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