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Betsey Merkel Resume - Program and Communications Specialist

Betsey Merkel Resume - Program and Communications Specialist

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Published by Betsey Merkel
Betsey builds strategic global knowledge networks to connect research and industry. She specializes in knowledge management, programs and communications to engage regional social and economic assets for Open Source Economic Development (OSED).

Betsey has deep experience in public programming and understands how to implement civic engagement platforms for communities, organizations, and entrepreneurs to generate networks and collaborations for business development.

Betsey's an experienced coach, mentor and trainer and publishes to the Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open), a not-for-profit educational economic organization.

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Research and industry networks; Internet research; civic, business, government, academic engagement; broadcast conversations for education, economic and workforce development; business development.

Specialties:
Web 2.0 publishing; blogging and microblogging; web site and collaborative workspace design; communications & social media outreach; technical support & consulting.
Betsey builds strategic global knowledge networks to connect research and industry. She specializes in knowledge management, programs and communications to engage regional social and economic assets for Open Source Economic Development (OSED).

Betsey has deep experience in public programming and understands how to implement civic engagement platforms for communities, organizations, and entrepreneurs to generate networks and collaborations for business development.

Betsey's an experienced coach, mentor and trainer and publishes to the Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open), a not-for-profit educational economic organization.

Keywords:
Research and industry networks; Internet research; civic, business, government, academic engagement; broadcast conversations for education, economic and workforce development; business development.

Specialties:
Web 2.0 publishing; blogging and microblogging; web site and collaborative workspace design; communications & social media outreach; technical support & consulting.

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Published by: Betsey Merkel on Dec 23, 2010
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Betsey Merkel
Program and Communications Specialistbetseymerkel@gmail.com
Summary
Betsey builds global knowledge networks to connect research and industry. She specializes inknowledge management, programs and communications to engage regional social and economicassets for Open Source Economic Development (OSED).Betsey understands how to implement civic engagement programs for communities, organizations,and entrepreneurs to generate networks and collaborations for business development.Betsey's an experienced coach, mentor and trainer and publishes to the Institute for Open EconomicNetworks (I-Open), a not-for-profit educational economic organization.
Specialties
Research and industry networks; Internet research; civic, business, government, academicengagement; broadcast conversations for education, economic and workforce development; businessdevelopment.Web 2.0 publishing; blogging and microblogging; web site and collaborative workspace design;communications & social media outreach; technical support & consulting.
Experience
Co-Founder & Director at The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open)
July 2005 - Present(5 years 6 months)Betsey is a coach, mentor and trainer for entrepreneurs in new practices and tools for Open SourceEconomic Development and specializes in collaborative leadership, network building and projectmanagement. Her work is team based and focuses on rebuilding and strengthening localcommunity network infrastructure (social, resources and capabilities) for national and global reach.Betsey's work experience is rooted in developing and deploying face-to-face and online communitybuilding process accelerated by Web 2.0 tools for PR 2.0. Betsey identifies and connects innovationand enterprise activity in academic, civic, business and government sectors to strengthen openeconomic networks.
4 recommendations available upon request 
Global Media Strategist & Connector at COINs2010 Conference
May 2010 - October 2010(6 months)Betsey represented I-Open (The Institute for Open Economic Networks) as a co-sponsor and
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member of the Organizing Committee for the 2nd International Conference on CollaborativeInnovation Networks COINs 2010 hosted by the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) incollaboration with MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, Wayne State University School ofEngineering - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and SCAD. Her work focused onexecuting a social media interface, digital publishing, strengthening collaborative communitycohesion, and ongoing associated project work to engage and expand global audiences forresearch and industry innovation. View (below) or download a copy of the COINs 2010 SteeringCommittee Letter of Recommendation at http://scr.bi/dTGSN8"We would like to thank Betsey Merkel from I-Open for her invaluable contributions to the successof the conference. In preparing the conference, Betsey was instrumental in organizing a socialnetworking campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, which greatly increased theinternational appeal and perception of the conference, while reaching a new audience that waspreviously unaware of the conference. Betsey organized and ran live video streaming of allconference sessions, serving as a reporter and news anchor during the sessions and connectingwith a live audience joining the conference through Livesteam from all over the world...she also didexcellent video interviews with key participants. These videos are now a lasting legacy to thesuccess of the conference. Betsey’s activities greatly contributed to the success and lasting impactof the COINs2010 conference (www.COINs2010.com)!" - Christine Miller, Ph.D. Professor DesignManagement, Savannah College of Art and Design; Ken Riopelle, Research Professor WayneState University; Julia C. Gluesing, Research Professor Wayne State University; Peter A. Gloor,Ph.D. Research Scientist MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Marketing & Communications at Case Western Reserve University
2002 - 2005(3 years)Responsible for researching innovative leaders in academia, business, civic and government;building network connections to those leaders and engaging them in collaborations betweenUniversity constituents and off-campus organizations. Created the Civic Forum process in a 17month period to engage over 3000 leaders in civil discourse for the purpose of civic engagement,knowledge sharing, and enterprise and economic development in Northeast Ohio. All activityfunded by SBC Global Corp.
1 recommendation available upon request 
Network Strategist & Communications at Center for Regional Economic Issues
April 2002 - July 2005(3 years 4 months)Marketing and communications, community, regional and national network development, civicforums process development, marketing coordination, Internet marketing, project support,partnership strategy & development
1 recommendation available upon request 
Managing Director at Wildefields Equestrian Training & Education Center
July 1998 - January 2001(2 years 7 months)
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Co-Founder and Managing Director of Equestrian Training and Education Center and Co-DirectorHistoric Facility Restoration, Hunting Valley, OH.
1 recommendation available upon request 
Managing Director & Harpist at Coryton & Co.
April 1983 - May 1987(4 years 2 months)Chamber music ensemble toured nationally, Alaska and in China. Designed and producedconcerts, residencies and master classes. Supported by the Ohio Arts Council. Commissioned andperformed new compositions and arrangements. Self-directed, self-managed ensemble of mixedtraditional Western instrumentation and world music ranging in size from 2 to 23 performers. Mixedgenres performed.Letter of recommendation from Dr Paul Gothard III, Director (former), Music, Lake Erie College,Painesville, OHLink: http://www.scribd.com/doc/28591733/Betsey-O-Hagan-Merkel-Recommendation-Letter-2000
Child Life Worker at University Hospitals of Cleveland
September 1979 - December 1983(4 years 4 months)Worked with chronically and terminally ill children and their families living with cancer, scoliosis, andcystic fibrosis assisting medical staff and supporting patient adaptation to disease and chronicdisease management.
Education
Case Western Reserve University
BA, music, 1977 - 1983
Cleveland Institute of Music
BM; MM, Music, Education, 1974 - 1983
Activities and Societies:
Carlos Salzedo Harp Scholarship: 1976 - 1983Attended Case Western Reserve University as Ph.D. scholar in Music Education, 1983
The University of Connecticut
Plant Anatomy, Music, 1975 - 1977
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