Member of the Board of Trustees
Patricia “Patty” Bedient is a member of the OSU Board of Trustees, currently serving as the chair of the Board's Finance & Administration Committee. Ms. Bedient served as the chief financial officer and executive vice president of Weyerhaeuser Company from 2007 to 2016 when she retired. She served in a variety of leadership roles since joining the company in 2003 including executive vice president, senior vice president of finance and strategic planning, and vice president. Previously, Ms. Bedient 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. She has served on the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees and the College of Business’s Accounting Circle. She was also 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 Ms. 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. She currently serves on the corporate board of directors of Alaska Air Group, Park Hotels and Resorts, and Suncor Energy, Inc. Ms. Bedient is past chair and a current director of the Overlake Hospital Medical Center Board of Trustees. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Bedient earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Oregon State University.