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Colin leads the social business team at MassMutual where he oversees the influencer, advocacy, paid social, and customer service programming. Prior to MassMutual, Colin led the social team at IDG’s Strategic Marketing Services where he was responsible for the development, management, and optimization of award-winning global social media and community-centric programs for the world’s leading technology brands including HP, IBM, Cisco, Citrix and many others.
Prior to IDG, he was Vice President of Client Strategy at New Marketing Labs and was responsible for driving the strategy, direction and execution of social media programs for clients that included Comcast, Cisco, IDC and others. Previously, Colin was the Director of Business Development at Mzinga where he has worked with a wide variety of organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500, and helped them to architect and build successful social media programs. He helped to grow the organization (originally Prospero Technologies) from 13 people to now over 10.7 followers. As a part of the team that worked to sell Prospero to Mzinga, Colin led the world’s first Twitter chat in 2007 to answer press an analyst questions on the acquisition.
Colin is trained in GE’s Six Sigma Green Belt program management and graduated Cum Laude from Babson’s F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business and Bates College.
Edmund Asiedu was born and raised in Ghana. He contracted the Poliovirus at the age of two, resulting in his disability. Edmund relocated to the U.S. in 2010. He currently works with Berkeley College as a career counselor. His background in disability movement both in Ghana and the U.S. has made him a strong advocate for persons with disabilities around the world. Edmund was the National Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled Youth Wing from 2005 to 2009. He played a major role in the effort that led to the passage of the Ghana National Disability Act in 2006. Edmund founded the club for students with disabilities at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY in 2011. He represented Lehman College students with disabilities at CUNY Coalition of Students with Disabilities from 2011 to 2014. In 2013, he worked as a public policy intern at the National Disability Rights Network in Washington, DC as part of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Internship Program. He graduated from Lehman College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and he is currently a Master of Public Administration Candidate at Baruch College in New York, NY. Edmund is a marathoner who successfully finished his 4th NYC Marathon this year. Recently, Edmund received community service award from Hamilton Madison House, Inc. a non-profit organization in Lower Manhattan. He aspires to become a strong international disability activist influencing policies that affect the lives of persons with disabilities.