Sophie Simonard-Norman grew up in Paris with a French father and American mother, has worked on both sides of the Atlantic and was educated in Paris, London and the US. She is the former Associate Director of Atlantic Partnership. Just prior to joining AP in Washington, DC as Associate Director, Sophie worked on behalf of the Association of Americans Resident Overseas (A.A.R.O.) to advance the cause of millions of American citizens living outside the US through legislative monitoring and lobbying.
Before that Sophie lived in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she served on the Board of the International Women’s Club and worked to improve the lot of Bulgaria’s orphans.
Sophie also worked for several years with a major consulting firm in Brussels, Weber Shandwick, as she has a Master’s degree in European Public Policy. Her clients included prestigious telecommunications, high-tech and audiovisual firms. Sophie is fluent in English and French and has working knowledge of Bulgarian and Spanish.