COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Oct. 27) – Mashable’s Chief Strategy Officer – Adam Ostrow ’04 – was honored Sept.30 with Merrill College’s Distinguished Alumni Award. The presentation came during a University of Maryland Alumni Association Gala held on campus.

In his introduction, University System of Maryland Emeritus President – Dr. William “Brit” Kirwan – said Ostrow has, “helped pioneer journalism’s transition from paper to digital media.”

About Adam Ostrow (Material from the Mashable website)

Ostrow joined Mashable in 2007 as its second employee and serves on its board of directors. He is responsible for defining and implementing strategic initiatives across the organization, which have included spearheading Mashable’s international expansion, leading its business development activities and creating its Mashable Studios group, which produces video content for its owned and operated properties as well as for advertisers, TV networks and OTT platforms.

He is also a member of Merrill College’s Board of Visitors.

Ostrow has been frequently quoted by numerous major media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, AdAge, The Washington Post and USA Today, among many others and is a highly sought-after speaker.

His TED Talk “After Your Final Status Update” has been viewed more than one million times.


University of Maryland Alumni Association Gala

Photos of the event on Flickr – by Mike Morgan.
Complete Gala event on video.

Distinuished Alumni Event Montage. Photos: Adam Ostrow and Mike Morgan.