Country: United States
Patricia Cochran, CPA, CGMA, became a member of the Professional Accountants in Business Committee in January 2015. She was nominated by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
Ms. Cochran was the Chief Financial Officer of VSP, the largest specialized health plan for vision care in the US, from 1990 to 2009.
An active corporate governance expert, Ms. Cochran served on the board of directors for Sacramento Community Hospitals for ten years and currently is a member of the Audit Committee for the 40-hospital system. She also serves on the boards of directors of Mechanics Bank and Mercy Investment Services, Inc., and chairs the audit committee for both organizations.
Ms. Cochran has served on the AICPA Board of Directors and Governing Council. She currently serves as a trustee for the AICPA Foundation. The California Society of CPAs awarded her the Distinguished Service Award in 2014.