Shana Glickfield (@dcconcierge) is a founding Partner of Beekeeper Group, a DC-based public affairs firm, where she helps a wide array of clients with their communications and advocacy strategies, focusing on websites, social media, and mobile technology for online community building.
Prior to launching Beekeeper Group, Shana was the Online Community Director for NextGenWeb.org, the online community of USTelecom, the broadband association. Before that, she was the Director of Strategic Communications at Issue Dynamics Inc. (now Amplify Public Affairs), where she was the first employee to be a hybrid of the Public Affairs and Internet departments. Shana has also worked in-house at several national nonprofit organizations, including Public Citizen and Earthjustice.
Shana’s innovative approach to communications has been widely acclaimed, most recently as one of PRWeek’s 40 Under 40. She was the founder of renowned local blog, “The DC Concierge,” which she authored from 2006-2010. Shana presents and comments frequently on social media topics, including appearances in CNN.com, Mashable, ABC News, TIME, Politico, and Capitol Hill.
Shana graduated from Michigan State University and has a law degree from Temple University. When she’s not at the Hive, Shana spends her time engaging on her favorite social media platforms and supporting local organizations such as Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center, The Trust for the National Mall, and the DC chapter of The Awesome Foundation.
During this episode we discuss:
Jamie Notter, When Millennials Take Over (Ideapress Publishing, 2015)
Timothy Ferriss, The Four Hour Workweek (Harmony, 2009)
Justin Vélez-Hagan (@jvelezhagan)is an economic policy analyst, as well as a policy researcher at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He is also the founder of The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, has served as an adjunct faculty member in economics, and is the author of The Common Sense behind Basic Economics.
Previously, Vélez-Hagan worked as an international developer of assisted living facilities. He also founded D.C. Concrete Technologies, which was a frequent guest on HGTV’s Curb Appeal, NBC’s House Smarts, and was featured in several national and local magazines and newspapers.
Vélez-Hagan is the Advisory Chair for Future Leaders in Policy (FLIP) and serves on the boards of several national organizations such as the National Military Family Association’s Technology Advisory Board, The Latino Coalition’s National Advisory Board, and the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council‘s Telecommunications and Internet Policy Task Force. Recently, he was appointed to serve on Maryland’s GOMA Small Business Advisory Council.
Vélez-Hagan received his MBA from Arizona State University and is pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He is also a combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
He can be reached at Justin@JustinVH.com, or via Twitter @JVelezHagan.
In this episode we discuss:
Rob Atkinson (@robatkinsonitif) is founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). He leads a prolific team of policy analysts and fellows that is successfully shaping the debate and setting the agenda on a host of critical issues at the intersection of technological innovation and public policy.
Adriana Waterston (@adrianatweets) is Senior Vice President of Insights and Strategy at Horowitz Research. Adriana is a research junkie with a flair for finding the story behind the statistics, teasing the meaning out of the measurement, and revealing the faces behind the facts.
Dr. Kimberly A. Scott (@compugirls) serves as COMPUGIRLS' Executive Director. Kimberly earned her Ed.D. from Rutgers University and is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University (ASU).