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Patrick R. Gaston is president and CEO of Gaston Consulting, a management consulting company that assists corporations and non-profits in building corporate social responsibility, strategic planning, private/public partnerships and philanthropic strategies. Prior to this, Patrick was President of the Western Union Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Western Union Company. In this position, he was responsible for the development of a global corporate social responsibility (CSR) and philanthropic strategy with impact throughout the globe.
Earlier, Patrick was president of the Western Union Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Western Union Company. Patrick served as a Senior Advisor to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund where he provided strategic counsel in the rebuilding effort in Haiti. Before joining the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Patrick Gaston was President of the Verizon Foundation one of the largest corporate foundations. Patrick is a member of the board of directors of Bed Bath and Beyond, Inc. a publicly-traded company that operates a nationwide chain of retail stores. Raised in Haiti, Montreal, Canada and Boston, Massachusetts, he holds a B.A. in management from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University.