Joining the Social Media Club Interim Board

Last week I got a note from Chris Heuer asking me to serve on an interim board of directors for the Social Media Club, the formation of which was announced today. This is an exciting project, and I was delighted to accept his invitation. Here’s what Chris says about what our charge will be…

According to Chris Heuer, founder of Social Media Club and Partner at The Conversation Group, “The Social Media Club is honored to have so many accomplished and well-regarded industry evangelists come forward to lead the organization. While the interim board will focus on charting the organization’s future direction, our core mission will remain the same: promotion of media literacy; support of industry standards efforts such as Creative Commons licensing, Microformats, Data Portability and OpenID; discussion and promotion of ethical behavior; and sharing our knowledge among our members and the industry community at large.

I’m honored to be included in this group, and clearly the interim board membership roster is in alphabetical order instead of by any measure of industry prominence. But then again, maybe I’m the only university chancellor. 😉

I look forward to engaging with the Social Media Club, which is “A community for the champions of Social Media and those seeking to learn.” That’s what SMUG is all about, too.

Author: Lee Aase

Husband of one, father of six, grandfather of 14. Chancellor Emeritus, SMUG. By day I'm the Director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. Whatever I say here is my personal opinion, and doesn't reflect the positions of my employer.

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