“LinkedIn now has 200 million members. Thanks for playing a unique part in our community,” wrote Deep Nishar, LinkedIn’s Senior Vice President, Products & User Experience in an email today to Perini.
“I want to personally thank you for being part of our community,” Nishar said. “Your journey is part of our journey, and we're delighted and humbled when we hear stories of how our members are using LinkedIn to connect, learn, and find opportunity,”
More than 74 million members live in the U.S. with two new members joining every second, according to LinkedIn. The total number of searches in 2012 was 5.7 billion.
“It was a surprise to hear the news,” Perini said. “I come to work with a purpose to connect and share with others my PR and marketing skills and it is exciting to know that people are searching my profile for value added,” he said.
Perini’s profile (www.linkedin.com/
LinkedIn Corporation is a social networking website for people in professional occupations. Founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003,it is mainly used for professional networking.
Perini has worked in the public relations field for more than 30 years. He's an award winning writer and a Public Relations Society of America, Silver Anvil recipient. American Public University (APU) and American Military University (AMU) uses the firm’s PR and marketing materials in several of their marketing courses as examples of real world work. [http://www.amu.apus.edu]
Perini & Associates has served clients in a number of industries as well as business and nonprofit. “We know it's a tough time but now more than ever there is a need to manage conversations and we have a lot to offer to help people reach new levels,” Perini said.
Before starting Perini & Associates, he was the Executive Director, National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Perini served more than 36 years in the Air Force, in both civilian and military positions. He is a retired colonel.
He has served in senior positions in public affairs at NORAD, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Air Force Space Command and U.S. SPACE COMMAND.
He served as public affairs officer at the wing, major command and Air Force levels.
He also served a year on the editorial staff of Air Force Magazine in Washington, D.C., and is the former editor and publisher of Airman Magazine at Kelly AFB, Texas.
Perini was the first U.S. military officer journalist to visit the Soviet Union.
He holds an "ABC" accreditation from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). He is the former VP Membership, IABC/CO.
During 2005, he led the largest U.S. military public affairs operation in the U.S. during Hurricane Katrina.
Perini has been a guest lecturer/speaker:
His awards include: National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, PRSA Silver Anvil, Crisis Communication (Government Category), IABC San Antonio Communicator of the Year and Honorary Deputy Sheriff (Teller County, CO).
About Perini & Associates: Public relations and marketing firm established in 2009 and headquartered in Woodland Park, Colorado. SAM-registered.
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