Meet the Speakers

Meet the Social Media 2.0 Workshop speakers! Grow North is so grateful for the support from community members and experts like Shruti and Jen! 


Jen Smith

Jen Smith is a Sr. Content Designer for Hogarth Worldwide and specializes in branding, digital design and social content creation. She works exclusively for General Mills and has created some of the most successful Pinterest content in the CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) category. She has a BFA in graphic design and has previous work experience at both large and small design agencies in Minneapolis. Jen also served as Vice President of AIGA Minnesota, the professional association for design. 

Shruti Acharya

I'm Shruti and Iā€™m an experienced Communications Manager. I specialize in developing communications strategy that supports strong business growth. I'm passionate about telling compelling and effective stories that favorably shape perceptions on behalf of the companies I work for. I do this through PR, Social Media, Community Management, Content Marketing and Digital Marketing. I also have strong experience in Corporate Communications, Internal Communications & Branding.