Myra Norton joined Arena in November of 2012 after a rich career in data and analytics. 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 such as the AHA Leadership Summit, several Modern Healthcare events, and other AHA symposia. She has collaborated with researchers from Harvard University, Babson College, University of Virginia, the National Institutes of Health, University of Maryland, and the University of Chicago.
Norton graduated from the University of Alabama as a Faculty Scholar, earning a BS in Math Education. She was then awarded a Future Faculty Fellowship and earned an MA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics at Temple University. Following her work as a faculty member and administrator in the College of Science and Technology, Norton worked as a labor analyst at Northrop Grumman, helping to develop novel techniques for estimating labor costs and demands. She left Northrop Grumman to help launch Community Analytics, a start-up focused on applying social network analysis to drive sales and marketing effectiveness. Norton was named CEO of Community Analytics in 2007, and led all aspects of the organization until her move to Arena in 2012.
In the community, Norton serves as a member and past chair of the Industrial Advisory Board for the College of Engineering and Information Technology at UMBC; the current VIce Chair of the Board of Directors for TEDCO; the Chair of a Maryland task force to increase the support of women entrepreneurs in the state; and the Chair of the BmoreSTEM infrastructure workgroup, working with public and private entities to increase access and retention of students in STEM fields. She mentors college students and young professionals in the Baltimore area, and she works with high school students through the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).