Who to Follow At #BbWorld18


Our team here at Blackboard is getting more and more social every year, and we will be tweeting like crazy for #BbWorld18.

We know you already follow @Blackboard and Bill Ballhaus (@BillBallhaus) 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.

Tim Tomlinson
Follow @timtomlinson

Tim is our Chief Product Officer and has been a leader in the LMS market for over a decade.  If he can’t answer your question, he’ll know how to find the person that can.  DevCon attendees won’t want to miss his opening keynote.  In addition to EdTech, expect to find healthy doses of Indiana Basketball and progressive political content in his feed throughout the year.


Scott HurreyScott Hurrey
Follow @shurrey

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.



Carey Smouse
Follow @CareySmouse

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
Follow @diminom

Marissa is the face behind our Community Site. At BbWorld, you will find her at Community LIVE, 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
Follow @ns_allanc

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.




Vivek Ramgopal
Follow @tweetsbyvivek

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
Follow @SherynAnthes

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 Community LIVE.



Timothy Hartfieldtimothy-hartfield
Follow @timothyharfield

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.



Lisa Clark
Follow @LisaC_BB

Lisa Clark has over 20 years in higher education currently serving as a Senior Client Manager for Global Strategic Accounts where she supports distance education initiatives for international universities. On Twitter, you’ll find her commenting on Blackboard programs such as the Exemplary Course Program, celebrating accomplishments of our amazing customers, and EdTech topics.


Ashley Hunsberger
Follow @aahunsberger

Ashley is a Quality Architect for Product Development. She’s fascinated by the hardest part of technology—humans! Follow her for insights into quality, testing, and her passion to improve experiences for underrepresented and marginalized people in tech.