Patricia M. Bedient
- Chief financial officer
- Forest industry expert
- Community leader
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Patricia “Patty” Bedient is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Weyerhaeuser Co. and has served in a variety of leadership roles since joining the company in 2003. Previously, she spent 27 years with Arthur Andersen LLP and ultimately served as the managing partner for its Seattle office and partner in charge of the firm’s forest products practice. Bedient has served on the Oregon State University Foundation Board of Trustees and the College of Business’s Accounting Circle. She also was a member of the Dean’s Circle of Excellence as well as the College of Forestry Resource Laboratory Advisory Committee. The Wall Street Journal named Bedient one of the Top 25 CFOs in the country in 2012 and the Puget Sound Business Journal named her CFO of the Year in the category of Large Public Companies in 2011. Bedient serves on the board of directors of Alaska Air Group as well as on the boards of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group). Bedient is treasurer and director of the Overlake Hospital Medical Center Board of Trustees and sits on the board of the World Forestry Center.
“Patty Bedient’s distinguished and varied career since graduating from Oregon State University will serve our new institutional board well. Her background in public accounting and now the forestry industry as a Weyerhaeuser executive gives Patty a wealth of experience to draw from as she helps guide our mission to serve the state, the nation and the world as a leading international research university.” – Ed Ray, President, Oregon State University