Name: Adam  Brooks
Department: Community Relations & Marketing Services
Title: Director of Communications
Office Location:
Sommers, 118
Central Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-6093
Fax Number: (704) 330-6455
Email Address:
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Adam S. Brooks is the Communications Director for Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Adam specializes in organizational communications and new media marketing, electronic media development, instructional design and performance improvement.

Adam is also the co-founder or CPCC's annual "THE Geek Fest" event and serves on planning committees for the Charlotte Skyline Run, "BarCamp Charlotte, EdCamp Charlotte and other regional events. Adam has served as an adjunct Information Technology (I.T.) instructor at CPCC and is a trainer for the college's Corporate and Continuing Education area.

As a passionate technologist and entrepreneur, Adam is excited to share his enthusiasm and vision for embracing and applying emerging innovations. More information about and ways to connect with Adam can be found online @
Educational Background:
Masters of Science (MSTS)
East Carolina University 2011
College of Technology and Computer Science
MS Technology Systems
Performance Improvement

Bachelor of Arts (BALS)
Wingate University
Liberal Studies
Business Administration
Human Services

Associates and Certificates
Central Piedmont Community College
Illustration and Graphic Design
Business Administration
Marketing and Retailing
Educational Experience:
I am a non-traditional adult learner and educator. I am a firm believer in taking on new challenges experiences with passion, life-long learning, skill-building, and continual improvement.
Publishing and Speaking Engagements

Presenter at numerous marketing, distance learning, e-learning, technology, and higher education conferences.
Presenter at Public Relations Information Marketing Association of North Carolina (PRIMA) 2012 conference (March, 2012)
Guest speaker to the Metrolina Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) on topics of website development and social media. (March, 2012)
Presenter at NCSPOD conference (October, 2011)
Guest speaker to the Charlotte Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) of social media and Internet communication trends. (February 14, 2011)
Guest MC for BarCamp Charlotte event  (April 16, 2011)
Speaker at Ignite Charlotte on human capital development, technology innovation and STEM-S education (February 8, 2011)
Presenter / panelist at Social Media Charlotte's "Social Media Breakfast" (SMBClt) on social media and instructional technology in higher education (December 8, 2010)
Presenter at Public Relations Information Marketing Association of North Carolina (PRIMA) 2010 conference (October13-15, 2010)
Presenter at North Carolina Council of Officers for Resource Development (NC CORD) conference (September 16, 2010)
Round table facilitator at "SustainCharlotte: Working Together To Achieve a Sustainable Charlotte"  (April 21, 2010)
Presenter at Foreign Language Instructors in Community Colleges (FLICC) in the North Carolina system conference. (March 20, 2010)
Presenter at "Distance Learning Scholars Institute" hosted by Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst, NC. (March 15, 2010)
Presented to Public Relations Information Marketing Association (PRIMA) on Twitter for non-profit and educational organizations. (February 12, 2010)
Presented "Internet Communication Trends: Social Media" for Charlotte Chapter of IAAP. (October 17, 2009)
Cited in "Revolutionizing e-Learning: Innovation through Social Networking Tools" article by Paul Signorelli (October 12, 2009)
Presented "Social Media for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Organizations" at Queens University of Charlotte. (September 16, 2009)
Consulted on "Best Practices for Nonprofit Web Design" publication by Gayle C. Thorsen. (February, 2009)
Presenter at the 2008 "League For Innovation" CIT technology conference at Salt Lake City, UT. (October 19-22, 2008)
Presenter at the 2008 "Public Relations and Information Marketing Association" (PRIMA) conference at Sunset Beach, NC. (October 1-3, 2008)
Presenter at the "2008 NC Distance Learning Association Conference" in New Bern, NC. (April 3, 2008)
Presenter at the 2008 National Council for Marketing & Public Relations "NCMPR eMarketing Bootcamp" in Savannah, GA. (March 9, 2008)
Presenter at the "North Carolina Tech Prep" conference in Greensboro, NC. (March 4, 2008)
Presenter at “League For Innovation” CIT technology conference in Nashville, TN. (November, 2007)
Presenter at “League For Innovation” conference in New Orleans, LA. (March, 2007)
Multiple presentations at “League For Innovation” CIT conference in Charlotte, North Carolina; implementation and use of open source learning solutions, developing a model for technology-focused special events in higher education. (October, 2006)
Presented at “League for Innovation” CIT conference in Dallas, Texas on the use of open source solutions to reduce the cost of eLearning in higher education. (November, 2005)
Presented on Internet technology at “Charlotte Accounting Caucus” in Charlotte, North Carolina. (2000)
Presented at “League for Innovation” conference on instructional technology in Chicago, Illinois. (2000)
Interests include: travel, cooking, international cuisine, global cultures and experiences, emerging technology, social media, gaming, geeking, history, civic engagement and causes, writing, landscaping and urban farming, fishing, community planning and public policy. I collect historic newspaper headlines and documents.
Other Information:
Charlottean, technologist, marketer, communications and new media professional, e-media, e-business, instructional technology, performance improvement, event planner, project management, e-learning, distance education, online education, design, web development, multimedia, instructional design, trainer, presenter, public speaker, mobile web, mobile commerce, social media, illustration, animation, simulations, gaming development and design, emerging technology, emerging industry, innovator, geek.

For more on me, visit my personal web site @

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My Internet Links

Adam Brooks' Homepage

BarCamp Charlotte

EdCamp Charlotte

LinkedIn Profile

THE Geek Festival

Twitter @adambrooks