Patricia Swenson has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry, specializing in consumer banking, finance, national title insurance and banking technology. After her retirement in 2009, Patricia moved her family to Santa Barbara to enjoy the healthy lifestyle afforded by the favorable climate and unique community, and to refocus her business expertise to serve non-profits through board leadership. She joined the board of Santa Barbara Middle School in 2011 and served as its president, 2014-16.
The strength and resolve of the community, tested by the natural disasters experienced in 2018, inspired Patricia to seek additional opportunities to serve, leading her to the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade. She is both honored and excited to participate in the continued growth of this excellent organization, and the amazing work of its leaders and volunteers.