Officers

Officers

Edwin K. Morris M.S., CKMP    President and Founder 

Mr. Morris is the president and founder of Pioneer Knowledge Services (PKS), a non-profit organization with a charitable purpose.  PKS involves clients in customizing knowledge solutions and training to cultivate an organizational disposition and culture that values knowledge as a sustainable asset.  He is also teaches as an adjunct instructor for Kent State University's School of Digital Sciences and in the Information Architecture and Knowledge Management graduate program, from which he earned his M.S. in 2012.  His article, "Knowledge management and value creation within an organization: U.S. Army wartime operations relief in place" was published in the Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin in 2011. He earned the Thomas J. Froehlich Award from Kent State in 2013 recognizing academic excellence and promise for leadership in the field of information architecture and knowledge management.

In 2016 Morris was selected by Kent State University's School of Library and information Sciences peers and faculty as the 2016 Alumnus of the year. This honor recognized Morris for his significant contribution to the knowledge management profession.

A disabled veteran, Morris was deployed to Iraq twice — as a sergeant in 2004 and then as a second lieutenant in 2005.  In the years thereafter, he served as a contracted trainer, doctrine writer, lessons learned knowledge leader, and knowledge management lead for various government contractors serving Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, AZ.

Emily F. Morris, Ph.D.   Treasurer 

Emily enjoys volunteering for Pioneer Knowledge Services to expand the capacity of nonprofit organizations.  She has worked in the nonprofit realm for nearly 30 years in both key staff and leadership roles.  Currently, she is the Chief Brand Officer of the Chautauqua Institution.  She has served on numerous non-profit boards and committees with a focus on helping them to expand their capacities by telling compelling, authentic stories using both traditional and new media strategies.  ​She is the former vice president for university relations at St. Bonaventure University where she held responsibilities for marketing, enrollment and fundraising.  Prior to that, she was the executive to the president for university communications and administrative initiatives at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.