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Patti J. Blenden


Patti founded Financial Solutions in 1990 to provide community financial institutions with an effective solution for the ever increasing need for cost-effective regulatory risk management. The company continues to be a very fulfilling entrepreneurial adventure for Patti and her husband, Gary Blenden. Patti brings to her clients over 35 years of banking experience. She worked her way through college in banking and after graduating from Louisiana Tech University with a B.S. in Accounting, she returned to banking after a couple of years in communications. Patti is a firm believer that community banking is determined far more by your heart and spirit than by asset size! She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM).

Patti’s love of people and thorough understanding of the current regulatory environment provides a remarkable ability to integrate, streamline and automate related priorities without compromising compliance, performance or your sanity! She is a dynamic speaker and leader with strong, intuitive management skills. Highly acclaimed as an effective as well as entertaining compliance instructor and motivational speaker, Patti is frequently a featured speaker at national and state compliance seminars, schools and conferences as well as a frequently published compliance author. She also serves as Associate Editor of the ComplianceAction Newsletter, Lucy Griffin’s highly respected long-running compliance resource.

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