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Betsey Merkel 7025 Cedar Street Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022 Ph: (216) 246-2447 E-mail: betseymerkel@gmail.

com Google Profile Page: http://tiny.cc/lgt4l Skills Summary Marketing and communications for economic and business development. Betsey specializes in Process Design, Strategic Networks, and Social Media Knowledge Curation to advance social business. Strengths and Qualifications Start-up coordinator. Administrator of programs, communications, and projects. Team leader and collaborator. Creative problem solver. Communications, knowledge management and social media outreach skills. Experienced Blogger, micro Blogger and online publisher. Developer of Web 2.0 workspaces. Mentors, trains, and coaches collaborative behavior and new business technologies. Experienced public presenter. Trusted convener. Technical Skills Microsoft Office and Apple programs. Basic HTML, Drupal, Wiki. Word-processing, spreadsheets, presentation programs. Social media and analytic tools. Collaborative workspaces. Fluent in leading industry multi-media digital publishing platforms. Broadcast production and video editing. Database management. Specialties Connects strategic research and industry networks. Champions successful practices and tools to accelerate enterprise. Communications for education, economic, and workforce development. Convenes broadcast conversations for collaboration and capacity building. Curator of social media knowledge. Community manager. Published author in Open Source Economic Development. Projects May 2010-Oct 2010 - Global Communications, Strategic Networks & Community Manager. Collaborative Innovation Networks COINs 2010 Conference six month project to build global research-industry networks, design social media architecture, Betsey Merkel E-Mail: betseymerkel@gmail.com

generate blog and microblog publishing, establish multi-media knowledge libraries attracting 100,000+ viewer minutes in less than 30 days post event. 2007-2010 - Social Media Knowledge Curator. Civic Wisdom Library research and development of multi-media civic intelligence libraries containing over 10,000 minutes of research and industry interviews. 2007-2009 Strategic Networks, Communications & Programs. Managed all aspects of Midtown Brews, a Northeast Ohio based entrepreneurial community convening broadcast conversations focused on technology, health care and energy innovation for business development. 2008-2009 Strategic Networks, Communications & Programs. Managed all aspects of Womens Enterprise Network, a NEO based intergenerational community of women and girls focused on broadcast conversations, global friendship networks, economic development initiatives. 2006-2009 Collaborative Technology Platform Developer. Assisted in the development and deployment of a global collaborative software platform for business enterprise development applied to Open Source Economic Development. Representing The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) with specific applications in research-industry network building, communications, projects, and collaborative community development. 2004 Communications Manager & Community Engagement. National Deliberation Day, a project of civic engagement for the 2004 Vice Presidential Debate. Managed communications and civic engagement for the Center for Regional Economic Issues partner to 90.3 WCPN ideastream and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio with sponsor, the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and By the People: America and the World, a new initiative of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. Distinguished by highest attendance of all national convening sites. 2003-2005 - Strategic Networks, Communications & Programs. Created and managed a civic forum process engaging 3000 NEO leaders over a 17-month period to build strategic research and industry networks, strengthen civic engagement, knowledge sharing and enterprise generation for economic development in Northeast Ohio.

Work History The Institute for Open Economic Networks, Cleveland, Ohio Co-Founder and Director

2005 2011

Develop and deploy new practices and tools in Open Source Economic Development. Identify and connect civic, business, academic and government leaders. Teach collaborative leadership, network building and project management skills. Support face to face/online communities with Web 2.0 tools. Curate social media knowledge libraries. 2002 2005

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio The Center for Regional Economic Issues Director of Marketing; Strategic Network Development Communications and database management. Betsey Merkel E-Mail: betseymerkel@gmail.com

Coordinated research and industry collaborations. Orchestrated programs, events and projects. Coached, mentored and trained entrepreneurs. Manager of Web 2.0 publishing and community building platforms. Developed integrated technology tools and social practices for strategic networks outcomes.

Equestrian Training & Education Center, Hunting Valley, Ohio 1998 - 2001 Co-Founder and Managing Director at Wildefields Managed office, promotion, events and facility operations for Equestrian School; over 100 students and families; volunteers; $250,000 first year income. Managed Farm livestock operations and supplies, office, employees, volunteers, land use and equipment maintenance. Managed day-to-day historic facility restoration, initiated land conservancy proceedings and guided the Education Centers not-for-profit application. Coryton & Co., Gates Mills, Ohio 1983 - 1987 Managing Director & Harpist Managed not-for-profit chamber music ensemble. Directed and produced concerts, residencies and master classes in the United States, Alaska and China. Commissioned compositions by international composers. EDUCATION Case Western Reserve University BA, music, 1977 - 1983 Cleveland Institute of Music BM; MM, Music, Education, 1974 - 1983 The University of Connecticut Plant Anatomy, Music, 1975 - 1977 HONORS AND AWARDS - 1992-1997 Office of the Governor of the State of Ohio, Public Education Seminar - 1992-1997 Ohio Arts Council Artist Touring Program Award - 1985 People's Republic of China, Guest of the Government, Performance/Teaching Tour - 1985 Ohio Arts Presenters Award of Merit - 1983- CWRU Music Education - full scholarship for Ph.D. Program - 1977-1983 Salzedo School Performance Scholarship Award - 1974 Graduating High School Class Science Award, Leadership Award, and Art Award INTERESTS Music, gardening, science, historical places, international cultures RECOMMENDATIONS Letters of recommendation are available upon request. Betsey Merkel E-Mail: betseymerkel@gmail.com

Betsey Merkel E-Mail: betseymerkel@gmail.com