Patricia Woodworth - Interim Chief Financial Officer

Email - pwoodworth@savingplaces.org
Phone - 202-588-6213

Patricia A. Woodworth is the interim chief financial officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In this role, she reports to the president and the board on all aspects of the financial health of the organization.

Patricia recently retired from her position as the VP/chief operating officer/chief financial officer of the J. Paul Getty Trust, where she reported to the president of the Trust and the board of trustees. She provided strategic advice to the president and helped him identify opportunities to implement his vision for the Trust. She managed a $230 million budget, 2.1 million square feet of space in three locations, more than 800 acres of open space, and oversaw accounting, human resources, payroll, debt management, security, facilities, and visitor services. In response to the recession of 2010, she directed the effort to reduce operating expenses by 25 percent while preserving the Trust’s core mission and activities.

Prior to working at the Getty from 2007 to 2018, she served in various senior leadership positions at art and educational institutions, as well as for government entities. Her previous positions in arts and education include vice president and chief financial officer for the Art Institute of Chicago and vice president and chief financial officer for the University of Chicago. She began her career in the federal government, where she worked for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Management and Budget, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee, before moving to state government in 1985.

Between 1985 and 1998 Patricia held several senior state positions including: director of the Michigan Senate fiscal agency; director of the Office of Planning and Budget, State of Florida; budget director and director of the Office of Management and Budget, State of Michigan; and director, Division of the Budget, State of New York.

Patricia graduated from the University of Maryland and currently serves as an independent director for the Jackson National Life Mutual funds. She previously served as a director on the board of Mentor Inc.

Patti Woodworth

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