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About

Welcome to my little corner of the internet, glad you're here. 

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.
— Kurt Vonnegut

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Alumni Programs

Corporate Social Responsibility

Community Building

Social Media Management

Customer Experience

Personal Branding

Storytelling

Public Speaking

Education

Travel

Kurt Vonnegut is my favorite writer and this quote, along with Mark Twain's quote below have been a guiding force since I discovered them in an AP English class in high school. It pushed me to apply to a university I knew I couldn't afford when I was 17 years old, it pushed me to move to New York City after graduation and live in what was basically a closet, and it pushed me again when I thought New York had gotten to small and moved to entirely unknown South Korea sight unseen. These have been incredibly defining moments in life and there's no telling where it'll inspire me to go next.  

In the meantime I'm currently the global manager of an alumni program and corporate social responsibility at a management consulting firm in New York City. I also am an adjunct professor in the Communications@Syracuse Masters degree program in the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, teaching Social Media for Communicators.  Community building and education are two of my passions in addition to my serious travel addiction.  Previously I was at The Social Element (formerly Emoderation), 2U, and William Morris Endeavor

Take a moment to connect with me on my social channels linked above or below, or reach out via email: jmpedde@gmail.com if you've got a question, opportunity, or just feel like ruminating on all that's going on in the world.

 
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
— Mark Twain