Zuckerberg sister to speak at UCCS

Former Facebook executive, author and Broadway singer Randi Zuckerberg will speak at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Gallogly Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the social media company’s former director of market development, will deliver a discussion of social media, technology, and how it influences lives.

Her comments will be based on her best-selling book Dot Complicated and will blend her experiences with Facebook, as an author and, most recently, as a singer in “Rock of Ages,” a Broadway musical.

Tickets are on sale now. They are $2 for students, faculty, staff and active duty military members at the University Center Information Desk. For others, tickets are $5 and available through http://www.ticketswest.com/

The event is part of the Significant Speakers Series offered by the Office of Student Activities and Residence Life and Housing.

Stephen Cucchiara, assistant director of student activities, said, “Randi Zuckerberg will give us many things to think about, just as our previous speakers did, but with a very different tone and feel from what they offered.”

Zuckerberg, 32, was ranked among 50 “Digital Power Players” by the Hollywood Reporter. She previously was the director of market development and spokeswoman for Facebook and founded Zuckerberg Media where she remains as CEO. She is also editor of Dot Complicated, a digital lifestyle website. At Zuckerberg Media, she produced digital content for The Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, Conde Nast and Bravo.

Additionally, she was a correspondent for ABC News and Facebook in 2008 and as a correspondent for both Republican and Democrat national conventions in addition to numerous network television appearances.

She’s is the author of Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives, a New York Times bestseller as well as Spark Your Career in Advertising and a children’s book, “Dot.”

In March, she announced she would do a two-week stint in “Rock of Ages” the Tony Award-nominated musical that celebrates rock music of the 1980s. She will play the role of city planner Regina whose numbers include Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and Jefferson Starship’s “We Built This City.”

For more information about Zuckerberg, visit https://www.facebook.com/Randi