ABOUT ME

by frank.gorton on 12/10/2006

profilepicI am a social media evangelist, web strategist, blogger, entrepreneur, internet technologist, and speaker. I build strategies for companies, that allow them to utilize the web from both a social and technical aspect.

Currently I spend my day job managing a team of 20 project managers for a government contractor firm in MD.  Prior to this position I ran the Professional Services department at Monster. While at Monster I was in charge of also running their Online User Community, and helped to relaunch the online portal for their community. The Monster User Group for Government (MUGG) provided a forum for government customers of Monster to influence the direction of Monster products and services, participate in educational opportunities and network and share best practices in government human capital management.

Before I worked at Monster I was a Sr. Project Manager at AOL, and focused on managing projects in their My Communications, and MY Community, Centers of Excellence. I helped to Launch AOL SPAM fighting initiatives, as well as work on AOL’s online dating product offering of Love.com. While at AOL I also helped to launch Love.com’s first affiliate site, allowing AOL to re-brand their site to clients looking for online dating to compliment their products.

I have managed web applications that have a global development teams, I have managed both creative and technical talent at various interactive web agencies. I have developed corporate web presences for clients such as Mayo Health, MCI, Associated Press, United States Post Office, Regent Hotels, Kelloggs, First USA. I have developed a website that has won an award from the Journal of American Medicine, and is still used around the world today, 11 years later.

I have developed and taught Web Application Development classes for George Mason University, as well as University of Baltimore.

I believe in the power of the internet and have spent the last 14 years of my life focusing on all aspect of doing business on the net.

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