Patricia Márquez

Patricia Márquez , Director

Patricia Márquez has served as a director of the Company since February 2021. Since 2014, Dr. Márquez has served as Dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego (“USD”), and in July 2020 she started her dual role as Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Innovation and Dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. Dr. Márquez joined the USD School of Business in 2007 teaching courses in “Business and Society,” “Global Social Entrepreneurship,” and “Business and Social Innovation.” Her research has focused on the intersection of business and social value creation, with an emphasis on poverty alleviation through market mechanisms. Prior to joining USD, Dr. Márquez was a professor and dean at IESA, a School of Business in Caracas, Venezuela from 2003 to 2005. Dr. Márquez has a bachelor of arts from Bowdoin College, and received her master of arts and doctor of philosophy in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Márquez’s executive leadership, research and academic experience and recognized expertise in environmental and social responsibility matters contribute to the Board of Directors’ conclusion that she should serve as a director of the Company.