Lauren Dugan Social strategist @lauren_dugan Lauren is a social media strategist dedicated to covering all angles of Twitter. She explores how social media is used to communicate, market, advertise, and inform from a variety of industry perspectives: political, non-profit, educational, and mainstream media. She truly believes that social media is changing the world, and she wants to be part of the action. With an eclectic background in English literature, political science and media studies, Lauren comes fully armed to face the diverse and rapidly changing world of social media.
Ashley Mayo Editor, Audience Engagement, Golf Digest Ashley Mayo is the Audience Engagement Editor at Golf Digest. Her primary responsibilities include overseeing social media strategy and execution, reviewing and writing about equipment as a Hot List Judge, and overseeing various aspects of GolfDigest.com. Golf Digest was recently named to Adweek's Hot List as "best publication for the sports nut,” and its Facebook efforts were specifically cited as helping create "a digital experience like none other."
Emily Miethner Founder, FindSpark + MCG SOCIAL @emilymiethner Emily Miethner is founder of FindSpark, the largest Meetup for college students and recent grads in the country, an organization for which she has produced dozens of events promoted entirely through social media platforms. She is also the founder and lead strategist at MCG SOCIAL, an agency focused on social media and event strategy. Emily has spoken about the power of community building at Columbia University, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, and New York University. She is a board member of Techies Give Back, and has been featured in The New York Times, U.S. News, and Fast Company.
Jacquelyn Schroder Account Manager, Digital Surgeons Jacquelyn Schroder manages social media and account strategy at Digital Surgeons, recently taking on the Nexxus Hair account. Prior to Digital Surgeons, she managed social media at Upromise by Sallie Mae for 3 years. Jacquelyn also works as a freelance social media professional with clients like The Center for Research, New Haven Regional Water Authority, and Nathan Frost Realtor. She earned her master's degree from Emerson College in Communication Management.
Lynette Young Social Strategist, Purple Stripe Productions Lynette Young is CEO of Purple Stripe Productions and partner in the newly-formed consultancy Faucet Group. A long time mentor and advocate for women in the technology field, Lynette started the Women of Google Plus community to help inspire, empower, educate, and highlight women using social media and technology platforms, specifically Google+. With over 1.5 million followers in Google+, Lynette is an active and vocal leader in the community and strives to help women become online leaders of their own communities.