JoAnn Patrick-Ezzell is one of the co-founders of the GSBI Foundation and serves as Chairman of the Board. She is the President and CEO of Synergistic Systems, a global management consulting firm. Ms. Patrick-Ezzell has more than 30 years of broad international management experience, expertise in telecommunications, and a track record of growing global businesses and championing innovation.

Prior to joining Synergistic Systems in April 2001, she served as Chairman & CEO of iAsiaWorks, a leading pan-Asian Internet hosting provider. Before being recruited by iAsiaWorks, she was President & CEO, AT&T Asia/Pacific, responsible for AT&T’s multibillion dollar business throughout the region.

Ms. Patrick-Ezzell graduated from Bucknell University in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and served as President of the Association of Bucknell Students.