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Erin O'Brien joins hiVelocity as Managing Editor

Erin O'Brien - Photo Jeannette Palsa
Erin O'Brien - Photo Jeannette Palsa

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Dear readers,

When I started writing for hiVelocity more than a year ago, I was delighted and amazed to learn about my home state's vibrant tech, entrepreneurial and start up communities. Even though I've lived here all my life, it was as though the Buckeye State was blooming anew before my eyes. From hipster hackers to facilities that turn trash into gas, the stories I learned while writing for hiVelocity never failed to astonish me.
 
Now I am honored to stand shoulder to shoulder with hiVelocity's dynamic team as Managing Editor. I look forward to shaping this fine publication with the fascinating content that our statewide entrepreneurial spirit continually supplies.
 
My background includes freelance writing for a range of local and national publications, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, CAN Journal, and hiVelocity's sister publication Fresh Water. I am a Lakewood High School graduate and I earned my bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Ohio University. After working in that field for years, I switched over to writing full time in 2000. I am a fifth generation northeast Ohioan.
 
On behalf of the entire hiVelocity team, I thank you for your readership to date and I hope you'll stay tuned. We'll keep searching for what's new on Ohio's horizon and untangle what it means to you and yours.
 
Lastly, a plea: No one knows Ohio's communities better than the people who work and live in them. If you have story idea or tip on happenings inside the state's startup, tech and entrepreneurial scenes, please send it along to feedback@hivelocitymedia.com.
 
Humbly yours,
 
Erin O'Brien
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