Myra Norton is president/COO of Arena. She joined Arena in 2012 after a rich career in data and analytics. Ms. Norton has extensive academic experience as an administrator and professor in mathematics and statistics at Temple University, Towson University and the United States Naval Academy. She has been featured as a presenter, speaker and facilitator at several industry events. Ms. Norton graduated from the University of Alabama as a faculty scholar, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in math education. She was then awarded a Future Faculty Fellowship and earned master’s degrees in mathematics and statistics from Temple University.
Following her work as a faculty member and administrator in the College of Science and Technology, Ms. Norton worked as a labor analyst at Northrop Grumman. She left Northrop Grumman to help launch Community Analytics, a start-up focused on applying social network analysis to drive sales and marketing effectiveness. She was named CEO of Community Analytics in 2007 and led all aspects of the organization until her move to Arena in 2012. Ms. Norton serves as a member and past chair of the Industrial Advisory Board for the College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; chair of the board of directors for TEDCO; chair of a Maryland task force to increase the support of women entrepreneurs in the state; and chair of the BmoreSTEM infrastructure workgroup. She mentors college students and young professionals in the Baltimore area and works with high school students through the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship.