Welcome to Daring To, a podcast that finds out how CEOs and entrepreneurs navigate today’s business world – the conventions they’re breaking, the challenges they’ve faced and the decisions that they’ve made, and lastly, just what makes them different.
After more than 30 years as a senior executive in Financial Services, Pat Hurston has the honor and privilege to serve in the non-profit community fulfilling her passionate for women and girls issues, developing leaders and being a servant leader in the business community.
Pat currently is responsible for Corporate Sponsorship at Leadercast where she cultivates relationships to provide Professional Development to companies seeking to develop leaders worth following. In addition, Pat works closely with the CEO to develop leadership programs that focus on women already in their chosen profession, young women in college, soon to enter the workforce, and young people in high school.
Previously, Pat was Resource Development Director for Women In Technology (WIT) and is its Chief Fundraiser with responsibility for generating $1MM in revenue. In this role Pat developed short and long term strategies for generating funds from corporate and individual donors. She was also responsible for determining program strategies and leading the successful delivery of WIT’s free programs: WIT Girls, including under-served areas, WIT Campus and Women In Transition. Known for “delivering results”, under Pat’s leadership, WIT’s Programs grew by more than 50% and the number of volunteers increased by 70% in one year.
Pat also serves as the Executive Director for CEO Netweavers, an organization focused on actively engaging in outreach programs that help the business community. In this role, Pat serves as a consultant to the President and Operating Committee and leads the organization’s outreach and member programs.
Prior to her current roles, Pat served as Vice President of CNA Insurance Worldwide Billing and Collections leading a staff of over 200 associates in five operating locations. Pat came to CNA from JP Morgan Chase where she was Senior Vice President of Government Financial Solutions leading a staff of more than 400.
Pat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy, where she was inducted into the Hall of Honor; and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg graduate School of Management.