About the Author
is a blogger, guest columnist, and podcaster on the practical use of social media, and the director of new media at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. He is the first-ever person to hold the role and has since 2008. Prior to the SEC, Story was a senior vice president at Fleishman-Hillard in Washington, DC, where he developed online public affairs, media, crisis, litigation and public relations programs for leading companies such as AT&T, Circuit City, EDS, Kroll Fraud Solutions, and Revolution.com and helped shape issue debates through coalition creation and management, grassroots and issue-based web campaigns. Also an educator, Mark has served as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland University College and taught at Georgetown University from 2007 to 2009, where he designed and developed courses on using social media for public relations and public affairs.