Our team here at Blackboard is getting more and more social every year, and we will be tweeting like crazy for #BbWorld17.

We know you already follow @Blackboard, Bill Ballhaus (@BillBallhaus), and Katie Blot (@kcblot) for our biggest announcements, but the behind-the-scenes access is the best (and most fun) part of social media. Here are a handful of the top members of Team Blackboard on social that we recommend you follow to stay in the know about the latest trends in edtech and what we’re releasing at BbWorld.

Scott HurreyScott Hurrey

Scott’s favorite words are technical, geeky, and developer. Sound like you? Then you’re in for a treat. You’ll find Scott at DevCon and our roadmap sessions answering your questions about integrations, APIs, and upgrades.


Brook Bock

Brook is our VP of mobile and student success. She is very active and always on the go – whether it be her passion for work, photography or her kiddos. At BbWorld, she might run into you heads down, smiling at her phone.


Carey Smouse

Carey is part of our Customer Success team, helping customers with adoption, change management, and faculty engagement. She loves to participate in Blackboard client programs, especially the Exemplary Course Program – and you’ll see this in her tweets! Carey is a busy mom to two boys and an adored Labradoodle, a coach’s wife, and loves to cook.


Marissa Dimino

Marissa Dimino

Marissa is the face behind our Community Site. At BbWorld, you will find her at the Knowledge Bar, connecting and making sure customers get the help they need, and on Twitter you’ll also see her passion for photography and being a dog mom.


Allan Chirstie

Allan is our VP of eLearning for the APAC region. He has been working in the educational technology area for over 30 years and his passion for its effective use in learning and teaching has not waned.


Chad Kainz

Chad is a strategist on our Enterprise Consulting team who focuses on strategic issues, technology impact on education, and transformation and change. He also takes goes on excursions into consumer technology, social media impact, music, and media.


Vivek RamgopalVivek Ramgopal

Vivek is our go-to guy with insider info on all the BbWorld social events, swag, and FitBit challenges. This year he’ll be popping up around different spots in the convention hall as well as serving as the emcee for BbWorld Higher Ed LIVE. He also is the first to know about our new products and has access to behind the scenes info like none other.


Sheryn Anthes

Sheryn rejoined Blackboard this year, focused on managing various customer programs and helping to connect customers with each other to increase technology adoption. At BbWorld, you can find her at the Community Knowledge bar.


Van DavisVan Davis

Van is our in-house expert on higher ed policy, leading the conversations on competency-based education, degree completion, financial aid, and affordability.


Timothy Hartfieldtimothy-hartfield

Timothy is the Senior Product Marketing Manager of our Analytics team. He is passionate about #learninganalytics, big data, institutional success, and for fun—posting about his love for horses.


Steve Ostler

As the Director of Product Marketing for Blackboard’s Community Engagement Solution, Steve geeks out when it comes to seeing how technology makes a difference in education. When he’s not presenting he’ll be tweeting insights from across BbWorld sessions. Follow @BbSteveo for ideas or just to chat – or to find out why everyone just calls him Steveo.


Katie GallagherKatie Gallagher

Katie is the best advocate in the room for our K-12 customers (and her 4 kids). Follow Katie for snapshots of our K-12 community’s success stories and tidbits about how they’re changing education, one student at a time.


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