Luann Edwards, CMP, CMM
Founder, Socially Professional
Luann Edwards is the founder of Socially Professional, a global social media marketing consulting firm based in Cranston, R.I. As a marketing consultant, she works with organizations to develop strategies to grow their businesses through digital and traditional marketing methods. She also speaks frequently at industry events as a social media expert.
Prior to starting her own business, Edwards was a global social media strategist at FM Global, a local Fortune 1000 company based in Johnston. In this role, she developed a corporate-level social media strategy, and executed it through a comprehensive global social media program. As the social media lead, she provided training and advice for employees to use social media as a business tool to interact with clients and colleagues with one unified voice.
Prior to that position, Edwards managed a global portfolio of high-level meetings and events for the same company. Her achievements include implementing a dedicated social network and tablet technology to create an interactive experience for employees at a worldwide company conference—a case study that was featured on MeetingsNet. Throughout her career, Edwards has brought together strong skills in marketing and communications with emerging technology to help optimize how businesses communicate with their audiences.
Edwards holds both the CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) and CMM (Certificate in Meeting Management).
Edwards holds an MSc in Interactive Media and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Quinnipiac University in Mt. Carmel, Conn., both earned in 2014. She also earned an MA in Organization Communication from Suffolk University in Boston and a BSc in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I.
Twitter and Instagram: @luannedwards401