Meet the e.Republic Team

e.Republic is the nation’s only smart media and research company focused exclusively on public-sector innovation for state and local government and education. We are a catalyst for better government. Our people are dedicated to creating the big ideas that move this mission forward.

Steve Towns

Deputy Chief Content Officer

"I work every day with a group of award-winning writers and editors. It's a challenging environment—with daily and monthly deadlines—but this is a great place for creative, self-motivated people. There is not a lot of hand-holding; we let you take ownership of your job. And we consistently help our staff grow their careers by promoting from within.

As journalists, our jobs are constantly evolving, which is exciting. e.Republic has been a leader in adopting new mediums like video and cutting-edge Web platforms. We also get the chance to travel and meet face-to-face with the people in our industry. Ultimately we're trying to make government and society work better, which is very rewarding."

Erin Park

Director of Event Registration

"I love my events team. We're busy, productive and challenged. The atmosphere forces me to stay focused and constantly do a better job.

If you're looking for a stable and long-term career, then this is the right place. I've been here for 15 years and I've done so much growing—and I'm continuing to grow."

Melody Armstrong

Accounts Receivable Billings Manager

"I love the detail and organization of our accounting department. Our seamless process manages the financial operations of a growing company with reliability and dependability.

e.Republic offers more responsibility for each individual with room for growth. The family feel here makes this seem like more than just a job."

Kelly Martinelli

Corporate Creative Director

"Design is a fun, interactive and dynamic place to work. It's rewarding to create and develop projects from beginning to end.

Our CEO is directly engaged with the design team. He isn't someone who just sits behind a desk. There's a lot of interaction with upper management.

Our designers have won numerous national awards, which is incredibly gratifying. It's great validation to have our work recognized by others in the industry. To see the company grow and succeed means the work is paying off."

Joe Morris

Director of Market Intelligence

"I set out to get a job in research and I had an interest in government. My job is the perfect match for those two things. Our research projects can have profound impact. We run national benchmark award programs and initiatives to help agencies deploy new technologies that help citizens.

The e.Republic culture is energetic. I enjoy the diversity of projects I get to work on. Through those projects I have opportunity to build the company's brand and my own personal brand.

This is a company that rewards hard work and gives you ample opportunity to succeed. I started out in a very different position, but it led to much larger opportunity with more responsibility. When we say there is opportunity to grow, we mean it!"

Zach Patton

Executive Editor, Governing

"I first came to Governing as an editorial intern in the summer after my sophomore year of college. I returned later as a staff writer, and eventually I began taking on more of a leadership role. Today, I'm the executive editor.

Writing for Governing is a mix of everything good about journalism—long-form feature writing, fast-paced news reporting and everything in between. Reporters get to call interesting people and ask them interesting questions. What's not to like? As an editor, I really enjoy fitting the different pieces together—making sure that our content as a whole works to tell the story of what's happening in state and local government.

What I really love about Governing is that the stories we tell really matter. Our stories directly impact and influence the leaders of America's states, cities and counties. Helping improve government and keep it great is a valuable mission—and a rewarding one."

Gosia Colosimo

Community Development Director

"e.Republic is constantly growing and evolving, yet it always remains a positive place to work. It’s fulfilling to work with such incredibly smart, creative, and motivated people every day. I am continually amazed that a company our size delivers such unbelievably BIG things. I love that I’m always challenged and given opportunities to expand my knowledge, along with the freedom to really own my position."

Zach Presnall

Web Director

"We've got an exceptionally talented group of developers.

I enjoy the challenge of a wide variety of projects and systems we get to develop. I've learned valuable industry tools such as Salesforce, Eloqua, Clickability and WordPress. And working for a national and award-winning media company is very rewarding.

Coming from a much larger company, one of the things that I appreciate about e.Republic is the personal relationships you form in a medium-sized business. What we do here makes a difference, both to our executives and to the public sector."

"I get to work with an amazing team and supervisor who has helped me overcome every professional challenge. I have learned what it means to be a confident and successful professional."

Jeremy Smith, Sr. Registration Coordinator