Susan Patrick is president and chief executive officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), a nonprofit providing policy advocacy, publishing research, developing quality standards and driving the transformation to personalized, competency-based, blended and online learning forward. She is the former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education and wrote the National Educational Technology Plan in 2005 for Congress. She served as legislative liaison for Governor Hull in Arizona, ran a distance learning campus as a site director for Old Dominion University’s TELETECHNET program and served as legislative staff on Capitol Hill. She was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2016. In 2014, she was named a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. In 2011, she was named to the International Advisory Board for the European Union program for lifelong learning. Patrick holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College.