Meredith Soleau is the Human Resources Director of the Ed Schmidt Auto Group (Perrysburg, OH), and she is an expert on all things social media. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toledo with a Major in Human Resources Management and a Minor in Psychology. With absolutely zero HR budget after the fallout of the automotive industry in 2009, Meredith had to learn to be resourceful. Meredith turned to Facebook and Twitter to recruit top talent for one of the least attractive industries in the nation.
Besides managing a car dealership, Meredith is a Staff Writer for Workforce Magazine’s Fistful of Talent, Relationships Editor for Curvy Girl Guide, and runs a popular humor blog and internet radio show. She has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Rebecca Regnier’s Full Plate, The Toledo Blade, 13 ABC’s People, Places, and Things, and will be speaking at The Recruiting Conference on social recruiting in October. She has managed large social media campaigns for brands such as Lands’ End, Schick, K-Y Brand, Spectrum, Care.com, Callaway Golf, Tide, Hewlett Packard, Shoedazzle, Nintendo, and Rumor Hotel Las Vegas. Her Klout score is a 65 (and that’s a really BIG deal).