It’s official: I recently accepted a new position as social media manager with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) — and that move means a return home to Detroit.
I’ll be wrapping things up here in Seattle for the remainder of this month and starting the new role at BCBSM June 7.
As excited as I am to enter this new phase, it’s also bittersweet. I’ve made many great friends in Seattle and I will miss people I worked with for more than a year at PEAK6 Online in the Seattle and Chicago offices. I’ve learned so much this last year, and I’m thankful to have had the chance to attend Gnomedex and several Social Media Club events in Seattle and Chicago as a result of so much time spent in each city.
Leaving is never easy, especially when it involves a cross-country relocation, but returning to the Detroit community and family is something my husband and I are excited about. Plus, I know many of the people I connect with on a regular basis at social media events, blogs and Twitter will still be there.
I’m also extremely excited to begin my new role. What struck me most throughout this process, is that the BCBSM organization is heading down the social media path for the right reasons. They see it as an opportunity to better connect with all stakeholders, including consumers, so they can serve the needs of each. I think that’s very cool!
Working for a nonprofit healthcare organization also means I’ll get to learn all about social media communications with respect to HIPAA regulation — the challenges and solutions. As I continue to learn and grow professionally, I will look forward to sharing what I learn along the way here with you.
The past few years have been a wild ride and I am grateful you’re still here with me, no matter where I choose to call home.
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