As the founder of Connected Places Global, Rob Wolfe is a Place Revitalization Partner with neighborhoods, communities, cities, tourist destinations and businesses for innovative & successful placemaking initiatives and highly effective brand management, marketing, social media engagement and special events. He advises places and destinations on stakeholder collaboration, cohesive objective setting, and formulating a strategy and tactical roadmap for competitive differentiation and to promote social & economic growth. Rob's 'Connected Places Global' Branding Blog (formerly the CONNECTED 'Client Focus' Blog Community) was ranked #4 among “The Best Business Branding Blogs" of 2013 by BuyerZone. Rob has 27 years of business experience, including expertise advising entrepreneurs and business leaders in various industries on business plan development, branding, marketing, website development, and social media presence, as well as expertise as a Business Analysis Consultant for a major global management consulting firm. His educational credentials include an Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a B.S. Business Administration in Quantitative Business Analysis, both from the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business. Rob is also a Certified Integrated Marketing and Brand Management Coach, designated by the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, and a Certified Event Management Professional, a designation earned from the George Washington University School of Business.