Stephanie Grayson (aka @Critiques4Geeks on Twitter) is an experienced corporate communications leader and social media enthusiast. Her specialty areas are: corporate communications, content strategy, social media and digital marketing. Prior to 2014, Stephanie was the Social Media Editor of Yahoo! Finance (Oct. 2012- Dec. 2013) in New York.
Previously, Stephanie was a digital journalist for Digital Journal, covering NY's tech/media/business beat and also was a contributor to the Advertising Week blog. (Writing samples of byline articles are available upon request.) In addition, Stephanie provided corporate communications consulting with a focus on external communications services.
In 2013, Stephanie was ranked as one of the "Top 200 Social Media Influencers in New York" by Tempero. Previously she was also ranked the #1 Individual Influencer of Internet Week New York 2012*, and a top influencer of Social Media World Forum North America 2011* (*via Synthesio). She is often a speaker/panelist/guest blogger on topics such as Women and Social Media, and Business Communications.
Stephanie began her career as a freelance Communications consultant, mostly providing speech/language/communication/public relations consulting services- including public speaking training and messaging- for both corporate and non-corporate clients. She also obtained her certification as a Dale Carnegie Instructor, instructing business-themed seminars at the Dale Carnegie Manhattan Center of Excellence, and has served as an Adjunct Instructor at the NYU Stern School of Business.
Stephanie earned her B.A. in English at the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.A in Communication Sciences from Montclair State University.