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1 Betsey OHagan Merkel 7025 Cedar Street Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022 E-mail: betseymerkel@gmail.

com Google Profile Page: http://tiny.cc/lgt4l Strategic Communications for Economic and Business Development On-line Community Builder, inventor of Social Intelligence Systems and designer of Intelligent Data. Coach, trainer and consultant to individuals, start-ups, firms, organizations, universities and colleges to build value in emerging markets. Project History 2012 Director, Comfort Is Strength Communications designed research-industry communications for Comfort Theory, a patient-centered model of nursing care, for social business. 2012 Director, Ohio City Power Communications - designed e-commerce architecture, SEO, social media knowledge libraries, and communications for recreation programs, skills training, and employment opportunities for the homeless and jobless. 2007-2010 Project Director, Video, Social Media Knowledge Curator, and Publisher at I-Open Civic Wisdom Library - developed multi-media civic intelligence libraries containing over 10,000 minutes of 100 research and industry entrepreneur interviews and public conversations representing regional, national and global business, government, academic and civic leadership. From 2010 - 2011 the IOpen Media Library attracted over 1,225,000 views and I-Opens six broadcast channels were watched for a total of eight thousand hours since 2008. June 2011-October 2011 Video Project Director, Social Media Knowledge Curator at Smart Business Network - create and publish media knowledge libraries for Smart Business Power Player Series 2011, featuring senior regional leadership presentations. May 2010-Oct 2010 - Global Social Media Strategist, Collaborative Technologies, Content Publisher, and Community Manager at Collaborative Innovation Networks COINs 2010 Conference - six-month collaboration with research leaders representing the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys (MIT) Center for Collective Intelligence, Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), and Wayne State Universitys, School of Engineering. Built global research-industry networks, social media architecture, blog and micro-blog publishing, community manager, established multi-media knowledge libraries attracting 130,000+ viewer minutes, 21-days post event. Assisted training student volunteers in broadcast and collaborative platform technology applications. 2007-2009 Director, Strategic Networks, Communications, Collaborative Technologies, Social Media and Broadcast Civic Forums at Midtown Brews managed all aspects of Midtown Brews, a Northeast Ohio based entrepreneurial community convening broadcast conversations focused on innovation in technology, health care, creative industries and energy for business development. Betsey Merkel E-Mail: betseymerkel@gmail.com

2 2008-2009 Director, Strategic Networks, Communications, Collaborative Technologies, Social Media, and Broadcast Civic Forums at Womens Enterprise Network - managed all aspects of Womens Enterprise Network, a NEO based inter-generational community of women and girls focused on broadcast conversations and the development of global friendship networks and economic development initiatives. 2006-2009 Developer, Collaborative Technologies at Near-Time.com and The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) - assisted in the development, improvement, and deployment of a collaborative software platform for business enterprise development, with specific applications in research-industry network building, communications, projects, and collaborative community development. 2005-2010 - Co-Founder and Director at The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) - a not for profit, educational economic development organization developing and deploying new practices and tools in Open Source Economic Development. 2004 Manager, Communications, Community Engagement, and Program Development at Case Western Reserve University, Center for Regional Economic Issues, 90.3 and WCPN Ideastream - member of leadership team for Northeast Ohio National Deliberation Day and By the People: America and the World, an initiative of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions a project of civic engagement for the 2004 Vice Presidential Debate. Distinguished by highest attendance of all national convening sites. 2003-2005 Director, Strategic Networks, Communications, and Programs at the Center for Regional Economic Issues, Case Western Reserve University 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. Managed all digital and print materials and four regional conference meetings. Supported by SBC Global.

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. Betsey Merkel E-Mail: betseymerkel@gmail.com

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. Work History ISIS-Interactive Social Intelligence Systems Owner & Founder Web infrastructures Information architectures Social media knowledge libraries Communications for research-to-industry Online community building The Institute for Open Economic Networks, Cleveland, Ohio Co-Founder and Director

2012 - Present

2012 Present

Develop and deploy new practices and tools for economic and business 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. Published author in Open Source Economic Development.

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 2002 2005 The Center for Regional Economic Issues Director of Marketing, Programs & Strategic Network Development

Communications and database management. 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. 1998 - 2001

Equestrian Training & Education Center, Hunting Valley, Ohio Co-Founder and Managing Director at Wildefields Betsey Merkel E-Mail: betseymerkel@gmail.com

Managed office, promotion, events, and facility operations for Equestrian School; over 100 students and families; managed 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 initiated the Education Centers not-for-profit application.

Coryton & Co., Gates Mills, Ohio 1983 - 1987 Founder, Managing Director & Harpist Founded and Managed not-for-profit chamber music ensembles. 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 - 2012 Named, Top Doers (That's people who get stuff done) List in Northeast Ohio - 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 COMPUTER SKILLS Microsoft and Macintosh Creative media software Digital publishing and social media tools E-mail and marketing INTERESTS Music, gardening, science, historical places, international cultures RECOMMENDATIONS Letters of recommendation are available upon request.

Betsey Merkel E-Mail: betseymerkel@gmail.com