Patrice is recognized as an inspiring Information Technology Sales and Marketing leader who analyzes complex business challenges, creates and drives innovative solutions, while delivering impactful results. At Cisco, she was VP of Americas Marketing and Communications organization, which comprises the US, Canada, and Latin America. She led a 200+ person team responsible for strategic marketing and communications for a $29 billion business focusing on delivering personalized, real-time compelling customer experiences. Previously at Cisco, Patrice served as Sr. Director of Marketing for Cisco’s $5 billion U.S. public sector business. Prior to Cisco, she was Director of U.S. federal and public sector marketing and a sales account executive, at Hewlett Packard always preforming on the top sales teams. Patrice has, also, held sales and management positions at Entex Information Services.Patrice has a passion for making a difference in her community and received many awards. She focuses her time mentoring women & young girls, is an advocate of mental & physical well-being, focuses on addressing food insecurity in MD and spending time with our American veterans. Patrice has earned a bachelor’s degree and other certifications at Clarion University, Northwestern University, Harvard Business School and INSEAD.