Lowell Patrick Oden died on December 30, 2010, at the age of 68, in his home in Bronxville, New York. The cause of death was complications from pneumonia after a valiant struggle with a long-term illness.
A Texas native, Pat moved to New York in 1970 and over a thirty-five year career became one of the nation’s leaders in the development of the health care tax-exempt bond market, and a trusted advisor to the health care industry,
After receiving his MBA degree from Texas Tech University, Pat went to work at White, Weld & Company in public finance. As a Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston, Pat recruited, developed and managed one of WallStreet’s most successful health care finance groups. His clients included the full spectrum of health care providers. Several individuals from his group went on to become prominent national leaders in health care and higher education, which serves as one of his many legacies.
At the time of his retirement, Pat became a consultant to the health care industry, and was also an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University where he taught a course on Municipal Capital Markets. He was very active in his community serving as chairman of the Village of Bronxville Finance Committee from 1994-2004 and as an active member of the Lawrence Hospital board finance committee. As well, he was the founding chairman of the Bronxville School Foundation finance committee and served on the boards of the Bronxville Adult Education School and the Bronxville School District’s strategic planning committee.