PATRICE D’ERAMO is vice president of Americas marketing and communications with Cisco. In this role, she oversees more than three hundred employees and extended team members. Her organization leads strategic marketing and communications for more than twenty nine billion dollars in annual sales and drives the customer and channel partner experience. D’Eramo also leads Cisco’s Global Customer Insights. Prior to her role as VP, she served as senior director of marketing. She has won several industry awards, including the Women in Technology Corporate Leadership Award, Ingram Micro’s Women in Technology Giving Back Award, YWCA’s Tribute to Women and Industry Award, and Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 Award. D’Eramo is on the Cisco Connected Women Advisory Board, and is an executive co-sponsor of the Cisco Connected Women Employee Resource Group – VA/MD/DC chapter. She is vice chair of the Million Women Mentors Leadership Council, an executive sponsor of the Cisco Empowered Women’s Network, and on the American Red Cross Board of Directors – National Capital Region. She is also active in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is an advocate for the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health. D’Eramo earned a BS in business administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She is also a graduate of the CMO Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the International Women’s Forum Fellows Program.