1 Betsey O’Hagan 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 – Communications for Economic and Business Development On-line Community Builder, Inventor of Social Knowledge Systems and Designer of Intelligent Data. Specialized communications, information sharing, social media knowledge curation, and community management for economic and business development. Coach, trainer and consultant to individuals, start-ups, firms, organizations, universities and colleges to accelerate transformative enterprise collaboration. Work History ISIS-Interactive Social Intelligence Systems Owner & Founder • Web infrastructures • Information architectures • Social media knowledge libraries • Research-to-industry communications • Online community building The Institute for Open Economic Networks, Cleveland, Ohio Co-Founder and Director
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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
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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. Betsey Merkel E-Mail: betseymerkel@gmail.com

2 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; 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 Center’s 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

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