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Meet the Panelists

Fast Company rounded up a group of experts to uncover how social media affects business, society, personal relationships and philanthropy. The group connected through iMeet’s video conferencing technology to discuss the topic “face to face.” Find out more about panelists below.

Lynne Johnson
Lynne Johnson

Lynne Johnson

Host

Lynne D. Johnson is a social media strategist and researcher who has worked with brands and web publishers to develop engaging experiences for consumers with a focus on content creation and community building. She's worked for the Advertising Research Foundation, Fast Company, Vibe, Spin, BlackPlanet.com, along with many other organizations, brands, and publishers in this capacity for over 11 years.

Katie Bisbee
Katie Bisbee

Katie Bisbee

DonorsChoose.org
Senior Vice President, Marketing

Katie Bisbee and her team are responsible for bringing citizen philanthropists and companies to our "front door", through digital marketing, grassroots campaigns, publicity and business development. Katie comes to DonorsChoose.org with experience in both social and entrepreneurial settings, from working at the Coalition for the Homeless in New York City, to conducting public opinion research studies for commercial, non-profit and political clients. Most recently, she launched a direct marketing venture in Charlotte, NC for an entrepreneurial marketing firm. Katie earned her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Darden School of the University of Virginia.

Amber Roussel
Amber Roussel

Amber Roussel

Ah-Ha! Creative
Co-Founder

Amber Roussel is a prize-winning creative consultant currently living in Houston, Texas. She's the co-founder of Ah-Ha! Creative which serves clients in the areas of technology, travel, arts, nonprofit and hospitality. She believes in providing expert attention, fresh ideas and unique executions to help clients engage their target audience and achieve success.

Recent projects include collaboration with HP + Intel's Facebook community for artists, musicians and designers called 24|7 Creative; development of interactive marketing initiatives to support national tourism in South Africa through adventure travel; and participation in the Ford Fiesta Movement Chapter 2. Her team was the most successful among 20 nationwide brand ambassador teams in executing creative challenges and social media interaction to promote the launch of the 2010 Ford Fiesta to the U.S.

Amber also enjoys public speaking, and has recently presented at Politicopia, Altitude Design Summit, and Interactive Strategies conferences. In her personal time, Amber is an avid photographer, lover of the arts, wine enthusiast and world traveler.

Teddy Goff
Teddy Goff

Teddy Goff

Blue State Digital
Associate Vice President, Strategy

Teddy Goff serves as Associate Vice President for Strategy, overseeing the account managers and creative teams servicing more than 75 active engagements across the globe, and directly managing some of BSD's most important accounts. Before taking his current role, he helped direct BSD's account management team and personally led programs for Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Partners In Health, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.

Teddy joined BSD from President Obama's 2008 campaign, where he directed all state-level new media campaigns, overseeing everything from email and blog programs to online organizing strategies in more than 25 battleground states. During the primaries, he helped lead President Obama's mass email team, writing and editing fundraising, recruitment, and messaging emails and developing communications and segmentation plans. Immediately prior to joining BSD, Teddy worked for the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Project, where he oversaw the creation and launch of the Obama Administration's new WhiteHouse.gov. He also has extensive experience as an editor and copywriter for print and Web.

Teddy graduated from Yale University with a degree in English and Political Science and lives in New York, NY.

Jim Moran
Jim Moran

Jim Moran

Yipit
Co-Founder

Jim Moran is co-founder of Yipit, which aggregates and recommends Daily Deals based on your tastes. The site gathers offers from Groupon, LivingSocial and nearly 300 deal services, and sends the best to you each day based on your preferences. In a previous life, Jim worked in mergers & acquisitions at The Blackstone Group. He writes short thoughts about the Daily Deal space on Twitter (@jdmoran) and more careful thoughts on the Yipit Blog.