|Speakers for this session:|
|CFED - Corporation for Enterprise Development|
Sean has been involved in social media for 8 years. In his current position at CFED, he is responsible for his organization's blog, The Inclusive Economy, which is dedicated to helping asset professionals create pathways to financial security. His blogging activities include writing, editing, working with partner organizations, and tracking metrics to expand the reach of the blog. In addition to his work at CFED, Sean is a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, where he teaches courses and is pursuing a degree in rhetoric and political culture. At Maryland, he is President of the Association of Communication Graduate Students and serves as a University Senator. Sean earned an M.A. in Communication from Wake Forest University and a B.A. & a B.S. in Communication Studies & Political Science from Florida State University.
Mickey has been involved in social media for 5 years. In his current position as Managing Partner at Infamia, he is responsible for all aspects of new website and blog development for Infamia and its clients. This includes blogging for Infamia.com's new website and advising Infamia's clients on content strategy, SEO, usability, and social media. Before building Infamia's new website, Mickey blogged for the Web Consulting DC blog. Previously, as director of engineering at NTT-VERIO, Mickey was responsible for maintaining and building the web hosting and network infrastructure.This included maintaining website uptime through several emergencies. Mickey also serves as IT Directory for Grassroots.org, where he advises the team on content and online strategy.
|Managing Editor, Online Content|
|National Trust for Historic Preservation|
Julia has been involved in social media for 6 years. In her current position, she is responsible for re-inventing and managing the National Trust's online content, mainly on PreservationNation.org. She guides editorial strategy for the blog "Preservation Nation" and manages the Blog Editor. Julia also works directly with the social media and campaigns leads to develop content, and leads the cross-org editorial team. Previously, as Managing Editor at Case Foundation, Julia was responsible for conceiving and implementing a new blog for the foundation. She also oversaw and coordinated content between the website, blog, social media, and key campaigns. Before that, she worked as Managing Editor at Gregory FCA Communications where she blogged directly for clients as part of the PR firm's editorial staff. She also managed content flow and tracked assignments among the 5-person editorial staff. Julia currently volunteers as an tutor for St. Matthew Cathedral's English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. She is a member of the Society for Children's Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and writes a personal blog about young adult faith.
She earned a dual bachelor's degree in TV/Radio/Film and Marketing from Syracuse University.
|Web & Communications Coordinator|
Brad has been involved in blogging for 10 years. In his current position, he manages all facets of EarthRights International's online presence, including pitching and editing blog posts about human rights and environmental justice, producing multimedia and social media content, and engaging with supporters and critics. Previously, as Managing Editor at gnovis, Brad managed an online academic journal and led a team of eight staff writers and numerous contributing authors blogging about applications of critical media theory to emerging trends in technology and communications. He earned his Master of Arts in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University and his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Washington.