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Patrick Allender P’11

Patrick William Allender P’11 – Pat Allender served as CFO of the Danaher Corporation from 1987, becoming an Executive Vice President in 1999 and overseeing the Danaher Foundation. 

He retired in February of 2007 as EVP and continues to work for Danaher on a consulting basis.  Danaher operates a wide variety of businesses primarily in scientific and technology industries.  The company has annual sales of $16 billion and over 50,000 employees.

Before working for Danaher, Mr. Allender was a Partner with Arthur Andersen, LLP.  Mr. Allender is a Director for the Brady Corporation, a manufacturer of more than 50,000 industrial identification and specialty coated material products.  He is Chairman of Brady’s Finance Committee and a member of the Audit and Governance Committees. He is also a Director for the Colfax Corporation, a world leader in the development, engineering, manufacturing, distribution, service and support of gas, fluid-handling systems, and welding solutions. Mr. Allender is a member of its Audit Committee. He also chairs the Nominating Committee. In 2011, Mr. Allender joined the Board of Directors of Diebold Incorporated a global leader in self-service delivery and security systems and services and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Allender and his wife, Debbie, are the parents of John Allender ’11.  They supported the Toll Science Center campaign and have been regular donors to The Washington Fund at the Alonzo G. Decker Jr. Society level ($25,000 and up).  Mr. Allender was a member of the President’s Leadership Council from 2006-2008.  The Allenders reside in Nevada and Arizona.

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