07 October 2008

Social Media: Government Bureaucrats Get It

Or at least Mark Story does.

Kudos to my old pal for being named Director of New Media for the Securities Exchange Commission. We don't work together anymore but I've enjoyed keeping up with him on Twitter and his blog. I don't typically say nice things about Republicans, but here goes:

Under Chairman Cox's leadership, Mark Story has helped usher in a new chapter of communication and accountability to a government agency that is widely perceived to be as "old school" as it gets. Mark is creative and dynamic and I think he's going to help companies make their financial information more clear and accessible.

There. I said it. And I meant it.

Mark also does a great job teaching Georgetown students about social media and has distinguished himself among his peers. I'm proud to call him a friend and I wish him every success in his new position.

He's also a fellow Red Sox fan. 'nuff ced.

I'm traveling for a while so you'll probably be looking at this virtual smooch for a few days. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Prof Mark said...

Thanks a mil. Words of praise from somebody who really gets social media means a lot.

Oh - and go Sox.