Meet Steemit, Inc.’s New Managing Director

in #introduceyourself5 years ago

Hello Steemians!

I am Elizabeth Powell, Steemit, Inc.’s Managing Director. I have met many of you at TokenFest Boston, SteemFest 3 and various other Steem Meetups, but obviously with today’s big announcement, the time has come to formally introduce myself.

As some know, I have been Head of Communications & Advocacy since May 2018. During that time, I built a strong communications team that was really starting to make major improvements in how we communicated to the world. We updated and Steem brand guidelines, re-launched (yes, more improvements coming!), developed a social media/PR/events program, and just overall increased our comms efforts and visibility. Our goal during that time was to better differentiate Steemit, Inc., and Steem. We were heavily focused on promoting app development on Steem, as well as attract more entrepreneurs, exchanges, etc. Add to the mix some new product R&D, the livestream, and that gets you pretty caught up on what we were doing behind the scenes.

Some very tough decisions were made after Thanksgiving as the company needed to realign its business goals. That included very little to no communications for several weeks as next steps were being determined. Ned and the Board developed a new roadmap, we presented internally and immediately got to work on cost-cutting initiatives and building an advertising program for

So what is my role?
We recently published our updated Mission, Vision and Values (, as well as its roadmap focusing on increasing ad revenues, protecting STEEM assets’ value and cost reductions. My job is to execute the roadmap.

In the coming weeks you can expect more communication from me and the team. From more blog posts to joining in the various Discord channels to keep the community informed of our progress. I am working alongside Ned, the Board of Directors and 12 amazing team members and am confident in our future success.

Who is @EliPowell? (ee-lie)
I grew up in the heart of Texas, in fact, have lived within a 90 mile radius of where I was born, attended college and built my 20+ year career. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in journalism, I began my marketing and advertising journey in Austin, when it was a laid-back college town. The majority of my career has been working at advertising agencies in account management, to most recently leading new business teams. Over the years I have touched many categories, including: retail, healthcare, technology, performing arts, education, oil and gas, and many non-profits. My ability to learn new industries and products is what led me to Steemit, Inc. Intrigued by cryptocurrency, mixed with being at the right place at the right time, I joined the company to successfully position and promote adoption of and the Steem blockchain. What motivates me? Building and nurturing a strong, honest team, creating success and fostering a community that share the same values.

I look forward to the future of Steemit and getting to know more of this amazing community. Thank you for reading and for your continued support!



I've had a few interactions with you and thought they've gone well. You have a really tough job on your hands. One I don't envy, but I look forward to working with you to help make Steem grow!

please just tell me why these people refuse to use the platform at all and then get so much credit?

I think you know what I mean by "these people."

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Time and persistence and people like us, @aggroed . . . if we all do a little, we'll all do a lot!

Thanks, I look forward to working with you!

Hopefully you can move steem forward in the right direction as the moon

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Great to get to know you some here as many of us didn't attend Steemfest or other meetups. Hoping we'll hear a lot more from you, both on the personal and the professional front.

A few questions for you when you get the time:

  • What do you feel will be your biggest challenges executing the current roadmap?

  • Will you be taking on the responsibility for overseeing the management of Steemit Inc's (powered down) funds, holdings, accounts and property?

  • Do you think you can touch on what management approach you're planning to use to bridge the communication and collaboration gap between Steemit Inc and witnesses/developers?

  • Lastly, will you be re-evaluating the current Steemit Inc's budget/overall plan in terms of the priorities that are set for marketing, exchange listing, and general promotion of the tokens?

Good set of questions. Waiting for the answers too.

She doesn't have enough RC credits. :)

One would hope some of the ninja mined can be delegated to her...just enough to make few comments a day. .

I’m going to go ahead and assume that she is a bit overwhelmed and realizing she has thousands of informed steemians that are possibly more capable than she is to answer to... Its one of those jobs I cannot imagine anyone here would really take unless of course it pays in SMTs 🤪✌🏽🎣

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Thanks for questions. I answered these yesterday during the State of Steem weekly show.

great to see your introduction post.

hope nothing but the best for you and the road ahead.

for me, it’s all about communication with the steem community. you put the community first you will always win :)

best of luck!!

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I think the lack of steem is marketing.
I want it to be resolved through you. Thank you very much. New CEO.

Hi Eli,

Nice to see this post , can you give a definitive statement on samsung-steemit rumors ?


A brief yes/no to the question ( below) will suffice:
Is Steemit inc currently in talks ( or has in recent past) with Samsung about acquisition of STINC assets ( partial or full) ?


false rumor

anything ?

Resource Credits dilemma.

Hopefully they have some resource to spare...

Wishing you all the success in the world! And yes, that's a little self motivated, since your success is our success. Cheers! (and yes, I'm toasting with wine ;)) Also, in ATX.


This is such good news to me. Welcome aboard I'm excited to see where you take us.

I wish you much energy and success (which at the same time would mean success for the whole community)!

I am working alongside Ned, the Board of Directors and 12 amazing team members ...

In the sense of transparency I really would like to know the STEEM user names of the 12 remaining team members. Who is actually still working for Steemit, Inc.?
And, who are the members of the Board of Directors?

Congrats! Hope to hear from you more often. Ned was not particularly good at comminicating - and I hope that you would do much better job.

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Very excited. Great background here. I am very happy to hear you're from Texas and went to A&M. Huge fan of that school. I want someone who is profit motivated and can bring in revenues. This is EXACTLY what we need. Thank you! Happy to be here on the ride with you. This is super bullish.

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