Location: Miami, United States
Date Certified: 26 Apr 2012
Jean Blackwell Villamizar has lived and worked in Miami and the Beaches since 1990 in wide-ranging roles -- in the arts, hospitality, and business. Her fascination and self directed study in social media dates from before the days of Facebook, Twitter, and even MySpace, to a time when one needed to know html code just to get a few words posted, and the vast power of the internet for communication and connection was beginning to be explored.
Recognizing the potential for viral media to seed, fuel, and (even) transform messaging has been the inspirational force in over 20 years of experimentation -- and has materialized most recently into Betsy's unique and successful content-driven, highly-strategic approach to social media. As a practicing artist and experienced hotel manager, Jean previously worked at the iconic National Hotel and at The Mutiny in Coral Gables, as well as the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council. She joined the Betsy Marketing Team a year ago as Manager of Marketing, Philanthropy, and Programs.