Laurie Kretchmar is a communications strategist and former journalist (Fortune, Working Woman magazines). She is author of Tweet This! How to Amplify Your Brand on Twitter. Laurie has been described as an OG for being one of the first journalists on the Internet
she served as editor in chief and VP of the pioneering websites known as Women.com Networks. Laurie is excited to be a first-time Shorty Awards judge and wishes everyone the best, in brevity.