Global Virtual Classroom JoAnn Patrick-Ezzell is Chairman of the Give Something Back International Foundation, the sponsor of the Global Virtual Classroom Program. She also serves as President & CEO of Synergistic Systems, a global management consulting firm. She has over 30 years of business experience in the telecommunications industry and served as President & CEO, ATT Asia/Pacific in Hong Kong. JoAnn graduated from Bucknell University in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. A Sloan Fellow, she received a master’s degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1988. She and her husband, Andy Ezzell reside in Sarasota, Florida.