Joi Podgorny

Salt Lake City, UT, USA


I have spent the last 15 years working in all facets of the digital world, from content/brand development and production to leading international support, moderation, community and social teams. My academic career was spent working in the quantitative methods around sociology and I have been fortunate to apply many of the core learnings from those years into business analytics roles with my various clients. I have had the opportunity to manage the interactive strategy for multiple children's and family entertainment brands, where a focus of my work has been to protect my audiences from negative outside influences (and sometimes themselves). From chat rooms and forums, to video games and interactive campaigns, I’m known for ensuring compliance to the US’s Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act and other international privacy laws in a pragmatic way, integrating the ideologies across product teams. I often speak at trade and industry conferences as an expert in practical applications of data privacy legislation. I’ve started multiple companies in my career, but most recently I founded Good People Collective to help companies and organizations establish, assess and pivot their internal and external cultures to help maximize their potential. This could mean helping scale a team during a period of growth, helping navigate a difficult transition for their audience or helping establish community and employee engagement early in a company’s life cycle.