About e.Republic

Established in 1984, e.Republic is the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government. Led by Dennis McKenna, media entrepreneur and co-founder, our award-winning publications, websites, more than 150 annual events and highly respected research operations are acknowledged as setting the gold standard in their respective fields. Our work has been cited in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time, The Washington Post and USA Today.

In 1985, McKenna launched California County magazine in partnership with the California State Association of Counties. Early to recognize the impact new digital technologies would have on the public sector, in 1987 Dennis launched Government Technology, the first national magazine covering information technology in state and local government.

Seeing the need for stronger analysis and research to support public sector innovation, e.Republic launched the Center for Digital Government and Center for Digital Education—the first-of-their-kind research and business intelligence advisory institutes focused exclusively on state and local government and education. The Centers are home to the widely cited Digital States Survey and Digital Government Navigator, a subscription-based market intelligence tool for companies targeting public sector business.

In 2009, e.Republic acquired Governing from Congressional Quarterly. Governing covers politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders. Recognized as the most credible and authoritative voice in its field, Governing provides non-partisan news, insight and analysis on budget and finance; transportation and infrastructure; workforce and economic development; health and human services and more.

Also in 2014, e.Republic launched two other new initiatives, e.Republic Labs and e.Republic Ventures. Designed to link state and local government to a new generation of innovative civic-tech solutions, e.Republic Labs serves as a catalyst and connector for the development, deployment and scalability of a new generation of government and civic technologies. e.Republic Ventures provides mentorship and capital for a select number of early stage companies to accelerate their entry into the public sector market.

e.Republic also acquired the regional tech business website Techwire in 2014 and relaunched it as a subscription based news and business intelligence service focused on the nexus of technology and government policy in California.

In 2016, Government Technology launched GovTech100, a listing of the leading 100 companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies across the United States.

In the summer of 2019, we discontinued Governing as it has been known since its inception in 1987, including closing the print magazine. As this chapter closed however, we heard from many of our readers and began a conversation around what role a reconstituted Governing might effectively play in the future. With this came a new focus.

Governing: The Future of States and Localities takes on the question of what state and local government looks like in a world of rapidly advancing technology. The new Governing is a resource for elected and appointed officials and other public leaders who are looking for smart insights and a forum to better understand and manage through this era of change.

In the spring of 2022, e.Republic has announced a rebrand of its California-focused Techwire membership program as Industry Insider – California along with an expansion of the platform into the Texas government IT market.

With nearly 200 employees in California, Washington, D.C. and throughout the United States, e.Republic is a unique company redefining the role of media at the intersection of innovation and public service.

Dennis McKenna

Co-Founder / Executive Chairman

Paul Harney

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

Dustin Haisler

Chief Innovation Officer

Lisa Harney

Chief Administrative Officer

Alan Cox

Executive Vice President

Kim Frame

Senior Vice President

Teri Takai

Senior Vice President

Phil Bertolini

Senior Vice President

Mike Driessen

Vice President Subscription Services

e.Republic has been an active partner in the community for over 25 years, participating in efforts which encourage civic and social responsibility, leadership, diversity, tolerance and civil and human rights.

Team Giving

e.Republic is a partner of Team Giving, a non-profit specializing in volunteer coordination. They help organizations expand services and build capacity in a cost-effective manner by strategically connecting volunteers with projects they will find fulfilling. Team Giving meets the needs of both the non-profits and the volunteers in a symbiotic relationship, transforming lives and creating lasting impact in the communities we serve. https://www.teamgiving.org/

Habitat for Humanity

Since 2011 e.Republic is an ongoing partner of Habitat for Humanity. Our employees are dedicated to helping in their community and working with Habitat is one of many volunteer activities our wonderful staff participate in. http://habitatgreatersac.org

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration

Since 2003 e.Republic has been a major sponsor and producer of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dinner. The dinner marks the birthday of Dr. King and honors his legacy which drove a nation to change. A premiere community event, it draws hundreds of guests from the Sacramento Region who come together to celebrate Dr. King and what he stood for. http://www.mlkcelebrationsacramento.org

Closing the Gap

e.Republic is a partner of Closing the Gap, a non-profit organization dedicated to closing the academic achievement gap in the Sacramento Region by helping youth who have limited resources reach their highest potential. e.Republic CEO, Dennis McKenna, is a founding member of the organization and sits on its Board of Directors.   http://www.closingthegapusa.org/ctg

Past Community Activities


Rotary Club of Historic Folsom
Roberts Family Development Center


Amgen Bike Tour
Twin Lakes Food Bank Clothing Drive
Folsom Chamber of Commerce Christmas Basket Drive
Roberts Family Development Center
Folsom History Museum
Sacramento State College Alumni Center


Three Stages
California State Fair “Let Freedom Ring” Exhibit
Folsom History Museum
WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment)
Roberts Family Development Center
Rotary Club of Historic Folsom
Folsom Live!


Three Stages
Rotary Club of Historic Folsom
Folsom Live!


Three Stages
Roberts Family Development Center
Skillman Theatre
Eldorado Music Theatre
Center for Youth Citizenship
United Way North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund
Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS)


Center for Youth Citizenship
National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Women of Excellence Awards
Junior Achievement of Sacramento "Crazy Bowl" Annual Bowl-a-Thon
Muscular Dystropy Association
Haiti Relief Fund


Center for Youth Citizenship
Junior Achievment of Sacramento
Folsom Lake Lion's Club


Roberts Family Development Center
Center for Youth Citizenship
St. Baldrick's s
Sacramento Philharmonic Songs of Hope
Sacramento Theatre Company's "The Firehouse Ball"


Murphys Creek Theatre
El Dorado Musical Theatre


Fabulous 50 Corridor event
Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)"Strength Through Unity"
Folsom Chamber Folsom Live!
Sacramento Police Department Commendation Awards Dinner
Sacramento World Music and Dance Festival


Christmas Experience Project
Kinney High School Project
Folsom Police Department K-9 Competition
Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
Junior Achievement of Sacramento "Crazy Bowl"
Folsom History Museum "Women in History" Celebration
Sacramento Police Department Commendation Awards Dinner
Stand Down 2005
Neighborhoods USA 2005


Folsom-Cordova Unified School District's "Principal for a Day"
Folsom Police Department Christmas Basket Program
WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment)
Folsom Police Department K-9 Competition
March of Dimes Annual Walk America Walk-a-Thon

CDG Announces 2022 Digital Counties Survey Leaders and the Future Ready Award Winner

e.Republic Introduces Market Fellows and Expands Executive Bench

e.Republic Announces New Brand Changes and the Launch of Industry Insider - Texas

Government Technology Names Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2022

Former CUNY CIO Brian Cohen to Lead Government and Education Initiatives at e.Republic

Announcing the GovTech 100 Companies for 2022

e.Republic Inc. Announces New Organizational Enhancements for Additional Growth & Expansion

e.Republic Inc. Names Cathilea Robinett CEO

Announcing the GovTech 100 Companies for 2021

Government Technology Names Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, Drivers of 2020

Announcing the GovTech 100 Companies for 2020

2019 Digital Cities Survey Winners Leverage Technology to Enhance City Services and Advance Priorities

Government Experience Award Winners Leveraging IT to Enhance Citizen Services and Improve Information Exchange

Top County CIO Joins the Center for Digital Government

New Report Reveals 5 Trends Reshaping Government Procurement

2019 Digital Counties Survey Recognizes Leaders in Predictive Modeling, Cybersecurity, Collaboration and Shared Services

e.Republic Chief Innovation Officer Dustin Haisler Named 2019 Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellow

Back by Popular Demand: Governing Releases New Episodes of Podcast “In the Arena”

Governing & Living Cities Announce High-Performing Cities From the Third Equipt To Innovate® Survey

Announcing the GovTech 100 Companies for 2019

2018 Digital Cities Survey Winners Leverage Data to Enhance Broad Range of City Services

CDG Reveals 2018 Digital States Survey Winners

Governing Institute Announces Women in Government Leadership Class of 2019