Patricia Montemer serves as the Controller of the Sustainable Horizons Institute. In her role, Patricia has overall responsibility for all fiscal reporting activities by providing strategic business and accounting leadership. Patricia has over 20 years of experience spanning finance and project management within the nonprofit and private sectors. As a socially concerned individual, Patricia has previously held a variety of senior financial management positions for various successful organizations, including The Energy Coalition, the American Red Cross, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Hughes Aircraft/General Motors. Before joining Sustainable Horizons Institute, Ms. Montemer was CFO at The Energy Coalition where she identified operational issues and recommended and implemented solutions to executive management and the Board, including the Finance and Investment Committees. As an experienced financial professional, Patricia holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science – International Relations from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance/ International Finance from the University of Southern California.