Guy L. Patton
Parent of Alumni
Committees: Audit, Finance
Guy Patton is President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Oklahoma Foundation. The Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization that serves as the principal depository for the private fundraising efforts of OU.
Assets of the Foundation now exceed $1.4 billion. Prior to assuming his current role in October of 2007, Mr. Patton was with Fidelity Investments for more than 23 years where he held numerous senior management positions including general management positions in Fidelity’s institutional and retail businesses. From 2004 until 2007, he held the position of President of all of Fidelity’s Retirement and Outsourcing business with nearly 5,000 employees and revenues of more than $2.5 billion. In addition to his general management roles, Mr. Patton was asked to lead the global Human Resources function for Fidelity in 2002, where he became a member of Fidelity’s twelve person Executive Committee. During that time, he was responsible for the company’s corporate human resources functions including recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, as well as management and organizational development for the firm worldwide. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1983 and a Master’s degree in 1985, both from OU. Mr. Patton has been a member of the board of trustees for numerous not-for-profit organizations. He currently serves Chairman of the Board of Directors for Jobs For The Future (JFF), a national research organization dedicated to innovation in education policy and practice, and he is an active member of OU’s Price College of Business Advisory Board. He was recently asked to join the Board of Advisors to the newly formed Putnam Investment’s Research Institute.