Patricia A. Hasson has been the president and executive director of Clarifi, a nonprofit agency since 1998. Reporting to the board of directors, Hasson oversees the operation of the agency and its professional and administrative staff of more than 60 employees. During her 19-year tenure, the agency has tripled in size, expanding to meet the increased demand for financial counseling and education service in a major metropolitan area. Clarifi has earned a national reputation at a regional level with 20 offices in three states in and around Philadelphia. The agency has also taken the lead on a national program with a mortgage insurer to assist homeowner’s experiencing difficulty with their mortgage. Hasson has become a recognized thought leader in the area of financial capability and financial inclusion and has channeled much of her energy and resources into initiating and implementing financial education programs that benefit low and moderate wealth households throughout the Delaware Valley. She has also taken a lead role in sharing her knowledge and expertise with the local business and nonprofit community. She has also worked with local, state, and federal government officials on financial issues that impact consumers, especially those related to housing and credit as she mentors a new generation of consumer advocates. Prior to joining Clarifi, Hasson worked for more than 12 years as a banking executive with a diverse consumer and commercial lending background, which includes expertise in small business, credit cards, education finance, merchant processing, and auto finance.
Hasson is a member of the boards of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity. She has also served on the Consumer Advisory Board of the Consumer Financial Protection and the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Hasson has an M.B.A. from Villanova University and bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Dayton.