Advisory Board Member

Patricia Norris

Patricia Norris is a management and digital strategist and consultant. She has more than twenty-five years of experience at the intersections of technology, media, communications, and learning—including their innovative impact in healthcare knowledge management and healthcare risk management. 

 

Ms. Norris brings her strong expertise in strategic program and product management, digital identity and communications, multi-platform content, new technologies, business development and partnerships, user research and engagement, and learning, to S2P and its clients and partners. 

 

Patricia has successfully developed, implemented, and grown high-profile, large-scale, multiyear, multimillion-dollar strategic programs, partnerships, and funding relationships, with and for major brands. In doing so, she has tackled ambitious missions to innovate and impact complex issues in the health, environment, and education arenas, and more. 

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More of the details. Patricia has:

  • Leveraged years of experience providing strategic direction, technology insight, programmatic leadership, and data intelligence to diverse initiatives, including founding the strategy consulting firm Blue Dragonfly Labs, to accomplish much difference. In this capacity, Patricia works as an extension of her clients’ teams to accelerate, amplify, and sustain their successes. 

  • Built Blue Dragonfly Labs’ client list to encompass a range of fields and disciplines, including premiere organizations and companies such as The Kennedy Center, History Colorado, BSCS Science Learning, Time4Learning, The National Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE), Environmental Communications Associates (ECA), and StormCenter Communications/GeoCollaborate.

  • During nearly ten years at National Geographic as Director of Digital Strategy & Education Online, and as a senior member of the Education management team, overseen strategy and management of $13.5M+ annual programs and foundation grantmaking focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), environmental science, geography, citizen science, conservation, outdoor education, community outreach, and public education. 

  • Spearheaded the multimillion-dollar ground-up development of National Geographic’s award-winning suite of next-generation learning technologies and digital content—including geospatial/mapping applications, interactives, games and apps, and thousands of photos, videos, news, and reference articles, maps, and instructional content. During her tenure, she expanded the program more than ten-fold in terms of budget, reach, impact, staff, and digital library contents. 

  • Co-led a cross-organizational Future Directions Committee, commissioned by National Geographic’s CEO and Executive Management. This top-level corporate-wide committee was charged with transforming National Geographic’s internal communications, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration processes and technologies. These efforts established a company-wide strategy and an all-new collaboration platform that was selected for the prestigious Nielsen Norman Top 10 Intranets in the World. 

  • Extended National Geographic’s rich environmental, geographic, and cultural resources—and its high-profile film, television, magazine, museum, and research programs, products, talent, and iconic brand—to access and educate tens of millions of people around the world.  

  • Developed work and teams that received numerous honors, including top industry recognition from W3 Awards, The Webby Awards, Interactive Media Awards, the Davey Awards, and the Social Media Leadership Awards .

  • Created and overseen major programs, online and mobile channels, technology, digital content, user and market research, and social media and brand marketing strategy for National Geographic and her consulting clients. 

  • Assembled and managed multitalented teams, including technology architects, developers, UX/UI/visual designers, video and photo producers, cartographers/GIS specialists, media rights managers, instructional designers, journalists, and web and social media editors.

  • Directly supported the founding chairman of a multibillion-dollar socially responsible investment management group conducting due diligence for investments in healthcare, technology, the environment, education, and media.

  • Worked with senior leadership of a number of tech startup companies, in areas such as healthcare knowledge management, healthcare risk management, geospatial collaboration, and social networking and team collaboration. This included consulting on digital strategy and investor, partner, customer/client, and board/management/staff education, marketing, and communications. 

  • Developed programs to infuse teaching and learning with innovative practices and technologies, from hands-on work with at-risk youth to professional development for educators to tools for engaging the public.

  • Received her Ed.M. at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s prestigious Technology, Innovation & Education (TIE) program, where she was awarded the prominent Kuechle Fellowship. She earned a B.A. in English and Psychology from Dartmouth College, graduating Magna cum Laude as a Rufus Choate Scholar. And she studied abroad at the Universidad de Granada in Spain. Finally, she also earned a certificate in acting from the Gaiety Theatre School in Dublin, Ireland. 

  • Used her passion for effectively enriching authentic experiences, telling compelling stories, and deepening meaningful connections and understanding between the natural and human worlds, and the companies—like S2P—that steward them.

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