Advisory Council Member Bio

Pat J. Modugno

Pat J. Modugno is the retired Vice President-Administration and Chief Financial Officer of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, where he had responsibilities overseeing all financial and administrative activities, including legal, accounting, facilities and grants management over his 33 year career with the Foundation. He also assisted with the Hilton Foundation’s long-term planning.

Pat joined the Foundation in 1987 following a 15 year career in commercial banking, where he held various management and senior management positions. He was actively involved in a number of charitable and civic organizations and served on the board of the Best Foundation for a Drug Free Tomorrow, chairman and board member of the California Pacific United Methodist Foundation, as a member and past chair of the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission.

He is a past director of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, past mayor and city councilmember of the City of San Fernando and past chair and member of the Planning Commission of the City of Santa Clarita. Pat also served for many years as a board member and board chair of the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA.

Pat earned a bachelor degree in economics at Stanford University, a master of business administration with a specialty in finance at Pepperdine University and attended law school at California Western University.

He and his wife, Joyce, of over 50 years of marriage, recently moved from the Santa Clarita Valley to Oxnard to be near the Pacific Ocean. They have two daughters and two grandsons and are active with family activities.

Currently, Pat serves as the sole trustee of the William Barron Hilton Trust, whose assets are being managed on behalf of the ultimate beneficiary, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.