In July 2016, Patricia “Patty” Bedient retired from her position as executive vice president of Weyerhaeuser Co. She served in a variety of leadership roles since joining the company in 2003, including Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2016. 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 S&P 500 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 corporate board of directors of Alaska Air Group and Suncor Energy, Inc. Bedient is chair-elect and director of the Overlake Hospital Medical Center Board of Trustees. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Bedient received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oregon State University in 1975.