Patrick Powers

Patrick Powers has 15 years of digital experience drafting content strategies, re-launching websites and implementing best practices for search engine optimization. He is a nationally-recognized speaker on social media strategy and practice.

Powers spent the first five years of his career meeting daily deadlines as a print journalist, covering crime in Kansas and politics in Illinois. In 2005, he joined Webster University’s Global Marketing & Communications department where he established the school as a national leader in its use of social media and led a full redesign of the institution’s website.

In 2013, Powers joined mStoner, a leading marketing and communications firm serving higher education clients across the country. He provided consulting services around strategy, branding, website redesign, social media and SEO. Clients included: Johns Hopkins University, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Fordham University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the University of Missouri and Saint Louis University.

In 2015, Powers moved to Mercy, the nation’s fifth-largest Catholic healthcare organization. At Mercy, he developed and implemented its digital content strategy across all platforms; coordinated digital campaigns; and, oversaw all search engine optimization efforts.

Google has recognized Powers as an Analytics and AdWords certified professional, meaning he passed multiple exams that assess his product expertise.