About the Author
Keyes blends over 20 years of media relations, marketing, communications, and business management experience. As an author, consultant, journalist, social entrepreneur, and media personality, she speaks internationally on a range of business and lifestyle topics. She co-produces and hosts a TV-style show for women on the web, WhitneyandWyatt.com, and a how-to radio podcast on blogtalkradio.com for small businesses. She also writes articles and produces videos about business trends and innovation for The Biz Bite Blog featured on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's website.
Keyes spent the first part of her career managing her family s art gallery. Her passion for community and business development led her to a position with the City of Tacoma's Economic Development Department for the State of Washington. With her feet on Main Street approach, she helped hundreds of the City s entrepreneurs survive and thrive.
Moving on to Microsoft, Keyes led some of the corporation s first online social marketing campaigns. Working directly with senior executives including Bill Gates, she helped manage many of the company s global marketing and media strategies, including the launch of Office, an $8 billion dollar business, and Community Affairs initiatives like the company s first Corporate Social Responsibility report.
Keyes holds a degree in Communications with a joint emphasis on Public Relations and Journalism and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.