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Pat Hudson is an independent consultant serving financial services companies in the areas of strategic planning, marketing, brand strategy, product positioning, and client experience. Pat has had a 30-year career in the financial services industry. For a decade, Pat led strategic planning, marketing, and product management for Mechanics Bank, a century-old, family-owned community bank based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to Mechanics Bank, Pat was CMO for an Internet insurance company, spearheaded development and marketing of new banking products at Fair Isaac; led Porges/Hudson Marketing to become one of the premier marketing consulting firms in financial services; was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Westamerica Bank; and was vice president of Product Management for Electronic Banking — and, later, vice president of Marketing for Small Business — at Bank of America. Pat began her banking career as director of strategic planning for the New York Banking Division of Citibank.

Pat has been a member of FWSF for 20 years, and has been actively involved with the Scholarship Committee for over a decade. Pat has been privileged to mentor eight FWSF Scholarship recipients in as many years. Pat actively supports the Stanford Business School Alumni Consulting Team program, contributing time as a pro bono consultant to Bay Area non-profits.

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