Nate Riggs is the Principal and Lead Strategist of Social Business Strategies, LLC, a social and new media strategy firm, based in Columbus, Ohio, he works with mid-sized and large organizations to develop communication strategies and skilled human business teams who use the social Web to begin, build and maintain valuable business relationships. In 2009, Nate partnered with the team at huber+co. interactive to develop and launch a social media branding and awareness initiative, marketing communications and materials, on-boarding, and sales strategies surrounding the launch of TweetMyTime, a social media application that allows endurance races to seed and leverage social media to raise awareness and drive online interest to race events. TweetMyTime has since been nominated for the 2009 TechColumbus Innovation Awards. SPEAKING & APPEARANCES Nate regularly speaks to local, regional and national audiences in various trade associations and professional networking groups, contributing as a keynote presenter or event moderator. His topics range from various business communication and social Web strategies to personal branding. To view a list of speaking events and topics for 2009-10, please visit nateriggs.com/speaking. PAST EXPERIENCE Nate has run the gamut of marketing and business development roles over the past decade-plus, garnering notable experience in new/current business development, traditional brand marketing, interactive marketing strategy, client-side execution of marketing campaigns, and using social media in business. Nate blogs at www.nateriggs.com where he writes about social media & internet strategy, being a dad, family life as a busy professional the technology scene in Columbus Ohio.