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Pat Stone Oral History Interview. July 2, 2015

Pat Stone Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Janice Dilg.

July 2, 2015

Location:  Williston Financial Group offices, Portland, Oregon.

Pat Stone (b. 1947) is an Oregon State alum who graduated with a degree in History in 1974. In the years that followed, Stone found success in the real estate title business, at one point rising to the rank of CEO at Fidelity National Information Services, and also founding two companies of his own - The Stone Group and Williston Financial Group. Stone has also been heavily involved with the activities of the OSU Foundation, spending more than a decade as a Foundation trustee or board member, and serving as a co-chair of the Campaign for OSU fundraising initiative that raised over $1.1 billion to support OSU's strategic goals. Stone's interview focuses on his early years and military service in Vietnam, his path through college and university studies, the progression of his career as a real estate executive, and the many contributions that he has made to OSU and the OSU Foundation.