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Leadership Team


sam-rufoSamantha “Sam” Rufo (@srufo ) is the President of nxtConcepts, Ltd. , an interactive marketing and media company and myMarketingGuide.com . She has previously worked as the New Technology and Innovations Lead for SMC Columbus and is now our President. Sam is also a published author and an active and outspoken public speaker on Interactive Marketing. She describes herself as a Marketer, Storyteller, Speaker, Web Geek, Skier, Beachcomber, Foodie, Lover of Scotch with a taste for adventure. It’s easy to see why her iPhone is her favorite social media tool.



michael-bowersMichael Bowers (@MichaelBowers ) is the Regional Director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College and serves as the official SMC Columbus Treasurer. He got involved with the SMC to support the organization and continue to be a resource to small businesses seeking to figure out how to properly utilize social media for their business. Given a choice, he prefers using Twitter to communicate with his audience online. Michael’s a self proclaimed ‘obsessed runner’ and has completed 10 marathons including those in New York and Chicago.



carolyn-kent Carolyn Kent (@CarolynLKent ) is the Past President of Social Media Club of Columbus. By day, she manages social media and mobile marketing at Express . In her spare time, she loves to sing, run and cook. Her favorite social network is Pinterest and her mobile app of choice is Zite. She’s excited to grow SMC Columbus over the next year!



angela-vallera-hallAngela Vallera Hall (@AngelaVallera ) is the Past President of Social Media Club of Columbus. By day she’s a Senior Account Executive on the Public Relations team at SBC Advertising . In her role with Social Media Club of Columbus, her goal is to grow and learn all while revolutionizing the way central Ohio sees social media. Angela is a self-admitted Facebook junkie.



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