Penn State Wilkes-Barre announces Executive Management Series event

April 06, 2011

Beginning at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, May 6, Penn State Wilkes-Barre will be host an Executive Management Breakfast Series at the Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The topic for the May event will focus on how local businesses can improve their customer service by using social media, including Facebook and Twitter.

As customers grow more and more social media savvy, it can be anticipated that they will expect the same from the sources of the products they use. The Executive Management Breakfast Series, sponsored by the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society, features keynote speaker Laurie Creasy, new media specialist at Penn State University and the woman who oversees the Penn State Facebook page. Creasy will examine using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter to spread a company’s message and how companies can monitor what consumers are saying about them.

Creasy and the Penn State Facebook team went under a trial by fire during a 2010 snowstorm and have since successful navigated several challenges to its page, including one by Greenpeace. Creasy also has worked for a nonprofit organization where she doubled the number of Facebook fans in six months.

Creasy earned a bachelor of arts degree in English/Russian from Penn State University and a master of science degree in human-computer interaction from Rensselaer.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Sandy Race, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education, at or 570-675-9253.

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Last Updated April 07, 2011