One of the most visible personalities on the Chicago social media scene, Barbara is the founder of Social Media Club Chicago. Barbara leads a team that produces events that mix education and networking, often in partnership with major conferences. Meeting mostly monthly since October 2008, the group now has over 2000 members on Facebook.
Barbara Rozgonyi is a speaker, author and leader of CoryWest Media, LLC, a Midwest-based strategic marketing consultancy founded in 1990. As publisher of www.wiredPRworks.com, listed on Alltop and in AdAge’s Power 150, Barbara reports on ways to grow business, build brands, and connect communities. The founder of Chicago’s Social Media Club chapter, Barbara is a frequent keynote speaker, an accomplished corporate trainer, and an experienced educator who’s developed programs for colleges, associations, corporations and online communities like Office Depot’s Web Café and the International Social Media Association. Speaking engagements include SOBCon, UnGeeked Elite, PRSA Chicago suburban, Illinois, DePaul University's Kellstadt Marketing Group, and many Chambers of Commerce and associations. A recognized social media, marketing and PR expert, Barbara’s media mentions include inc.com, SOHO magazine, Chicago White Sox magazine, West Suburban Living, Liberty Suburban News, Risk Management Magazine, , Successful-blog.com, ChicagonistaLIVE!, NFIB.com, lowesforpros.com, lawmarketing.com and NBC5. An author with over 760 blog posts to her credit, Barbara contributed the LinkedIn chapter to “Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars,” published by Press in 2010. Named one of the top 30 PR twitter experts to follow by ereleases.com, Barbara’s digital brand is @wiredprworks, which also the name of her iPhone app.